Government launches consultation on workplace disputes

The Department for Business, Skills and Innovation (BIS) and the Ministry of Justice’s Tribunals Service has launched a public consultation on resolving workplace disputes.

The government is seeking views on measures to: Achieve more early resolution of workplace disputes so parties can resolve their own problems, in a way that is fair and equitable for both sides, without having to go to an employment tribunal; and ensure that, where parties do need to come to an employment tribunal, the process is as swift, user-friendly and effective as possible.

The consultation is aimed at employers, employer representative organisations, and other bodies with an interest in resolving workplace disputes and the employment tribunal system.

Read Employee Benefits’ January 2011 cover story on employment tribunals