ACAS will try to settle your claim with the respondent, normally your employer. However, the ACAS Conciliation Officer will not be aware of the details of your claim, its merits or the likely award. Equally, you may not be aware of its potential settlement value, so there is a risk that you may agree terms that are significantly less favourable than you may be awarded if you were to be successful at tribunal.
ACAS & COT3 Settlement / ET1 Form Guidance
How we can help with your ACAS claim
We can help you to value your claim and advise on settlement tactics to maximise what the respondent will pay you. We can also advise you on the written settlement agreement (called COT3 settlement), which is a legally binding document that precludes you from making any further claim. For example, you may want to agree to a reference from your employer. If so it is a good idea to attach this to the agreement.
What To Do When An Employer Refuses Early Conciliation
If your employer refuses early conciliation or you do not agree to a settlement and decide to file a tribunal claim, we can assist you by confirming your deadline, preparing your claim form (called an ET1) and representing you at tribunal.
Please contact a member of our team if you would like any further information.
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