There are a number of options available to employers and employees for resolving employment disputes and avoiding the public hearings that often cause adverse publicity. The options include:

  • using the services of an Acas conciliation officer to facilitate a settlement

  • setting up a settlement agreement (formerly known as a compromise agreement). Acas has drawn up a Code of Practice (No 4) which employers should follow, and a separate Guide which contains model documents and letters

  • the use of professional mediators

  • the use of Acas arbitration services for unfair dismissal and flexible working claims.

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