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EMPLOYMENT LAW Introduction The aim of this Assessment is to demonstrate an understanding of employment regulation and how it is enforced. Other areas covered include; how to manage recruitment, manage issues relating to pay and working time lawfully and how to ensure that staff are treated lawfully when they at work. Finally it will cover managing performance and disciplinary matters lawfully. Activity 1 The purpose of Employment Law is to provide legal protection to employees and employers. Employment Law is set up to ensure legal guidelines and standards are met with recruiting, working standards, pay and allowances and the disciplinary process. It is also aimed at protecting a person’s Equality and Human Rights such as …show more content…

They will review the case using their experience and the evidence brought before them (descriptive documents, witness statements) followed by both parties Submissions. Once the Tribunal has come to its decision, it becomes legally binding to both parties and can only be appealed if the Tribunal has made mistake in the application of the law or the judgement was one which no reasonable tribunal could have reached. In order to avoid an Employment Tribunal, which can prove expensive to the complainant and the respondent, cases may be settled before and during formal legal proceedings. This is often arranged by a mediator. Employers and employees should always seek to resolve disciplinary and grievance issues in the workplace. Where this is not possible employers and employees should consider using an independent third party to help resolve the problem. This person maybe from within the organisation, or use an external mediator should that be deemed more appropriate (ACAS Code of Practice1, Apr 2009) If both parties fail to reach a resolution internally, a settlement can still be reached prior to the case reaching a tribunal. ACAS can play a significant role in this. A new set of arrangements was introduced in 2014 that gives ACAS conciliation officers a much more pertinent role. In a bid to encourage the parties reach out-of-court settlements and so reduce the costs of running the tribunal system, from 1 Apr 2014 new pre-claim

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