January 31, 2007 6:06pm CST
In this day and age with all the assistance a company can gain from ACAS and the money companies invest in human resource departments it is unbelievable how many claims are still made to employment tribunals by employees who have been dismissed or made redundant by their employer. Ignorance is no excuse.
1 Feb 07
Thanks for the welcome. employment tribunal do now regulate claims with what is called a pre hearing review but if a company slips up on an acas procedure then a dismissal is automatically unfair. as an example a small employer employed a business development manager. he was not bringing in any business and after 12 months the employer could not afford to keep him on. because the employer told the employee this and gave him a weeks notice but did not follow the redundancy guidelines of giving the employee a letter and discussing other options, of which there were non, the dismissal was automatically unfair. the employer had to pay £1500 in compensation at a hearing which lasted 20 mins.
• United States
1 Feb 07
Please can youconvert that amount of money for me in US$$? Well, that was so unfair! I think this tells us that there isn't a lot of professionalism in them? How could it be? A person that is supposed to be prepared in the business matters, it is strange.
1 Feb 07
ok the eechange rate today is 1.9668 this would make the conversion £1500 in uk sterling to US Dollars total 2,950.1250. the acas code of practice was introduced to minimise the number of claims made but it is sad how so many companies even large ones still fall foul of UK employment laws