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Tribunal claims: early conciliation certificate required even when conciliation is impossible

Cranwell v Cullen EAT/0046/14

early conciliation | employment tribunal claim | exemptions

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a tribunal was right to reject a claim where the claimant had not contacted Acas under the early conciliation procedure. While the claimant's reluctance to initiate the procedure was understandable, given that the claim involved allegations of sexual harassment, the claimant did not fall within any of the statutory exemptions.