The latest figures from ACAS suggest there are more unhappy people in work than ever before.
In this modern world and employment law why are the figures so high? ACAS is obviously proud of their achievements, but think about the numbers. Below are some of the findings from the report.
Acas dealt with over 92,000 early conciliation cases between April 2015 and March 2016, the second full year of early conciliation, almost 1,000 more than the previous year. The number of employers approaching Acas to request early conciliation increased by almost 60% over the same period compared with the previous year, enquiring about more than 4,000 cases.
The workplace conciliation body has published research looking at how the requirement to notify Acas before making an employment tribunal claim – which was introduced in 2014 – has shaped the outcome of employment disputes. Once claimants notify Acas, it tries to resolve the dispute quickly without the need for legal action by pointing them and their employers to its free conciliation service.
The report does not answer the question as to why the numbers of people having propblems at work are so high?
We believe that far too many employers see their employees as easily replicable and do not attempt to follow best practice when it comes to employee relations. The government moved the goal post in the fact that an employee must have completed a minimum of 2yrs service before they can bring a claim, and still the numbers of people prepared to lodge a complaint in an Employment Tribunal are going up year on year.
ACAS produces guidance and policies that incorporate employment law, yet they receive almost 100,000 calls a year, something is going wrong. Alongside ACAS there are other organisations that deal with issues at work.
If you were to add the call made to Citizens Advice and the likes of us People4people We wonder what the true number of unhappy at work people there really is?
If you find that your one of the many unhappy people in work then firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer support advice and practical help with all forms of employment situation. Also don’t suffer in silence please