Further details of when provisions of the Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Act 2013 due to come into force have now been published by the department for Business, Innovation & Skills. The details include the repeal for third-party harassment covered under the Equality Act 2010 and the preface of early conciliation via ACAS.
The provisions under the Act come into force on the 25 June 2013.
In July 2013 the government plans to introduce a cap of 12 months’ pay on the compensatory award limit for unfair dismissal.
On the 1 October 2013 under third-party harassment provisions covered under the Equality Act 2010 employers could be found liable for harassment of their employees by third parties.
National minimum wage is due to be introduced into the agricultural sector abolishing the agricultural minimum wage.
As of the 6 April 2014 claimants will be required to supply information about their potential claim to ACAS for early conciliation before submitting their ET1 to a tribunal.
On 6 April 2014 the statutory discrimination questionnaire procedure is due to be abolished. This procedure previously allowed claimants to obtain information from a party they believed had discriminated against them.
From October 2014 Employment tribunals will be required to impose an equal pay audit order when an employer has breached the equal pay provisions under the Equality Act 2010.
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