Failure to comply with the ACAS Code – Employment Law Blog

“Section 207A of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, inserted by the Employment Act 2008, is concerned with the effect of failure to comply with the ACAS Code. In Lund v St Edmund’s School the EAT, presided over by Keith J, has held that, when considering whether ‘it is just and equitable in all the circumstances’, pursuant to Section 207A, to make an uplift to a compensatory award for an employer’s failure to follow the Code, an Employment Tribunal should not take into account the fact the employee had contributed to his dismissal.”

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Employment Law Blog, 14th May 2013