What is the role ACAS provides?
The Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) is a publicly-funded statutory body and independent organisation which “aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations”.
The role ACAS code covers includes a wide range of issues which employers and employees may find themselves faced with, and sets out the guidelines of how each issue should be addressed, making it an essential resource for any employer.
WHY SHOULD YOU SEEK ACAS CODE BASED ADVICE?
Many of your responsibilities as an employer will be dictated by the ACAS code. If you want to ensure workplace relations remain positive, and be able to successfully resolve any employment disputes which arise, then seeking ACAS code based advice is a good place to start.
Here is what ACAS can offer;
Help with dispute resolution. Although ACAS does not arbitrate in employment disputes, it can refer the dispute to an independent arbitrator.
General advice on employment related issues From health and safety to equality, redundancy, contracts and much more besides, you can receive advice on anything that affects you as an employer.
Assistance once a claim has been issued ACAS can help with negotiations between employers and claimants, advising on timeframes and legal requirements.