Acas disability discrimination research

Acas has asked the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to carry out research on disability discrimination claims made to an employment tribunal.

The research will include looking at conciliation offered by Acas leading up to and during the claims. Conciliation is one of the main services Acas offers. It aims to resolve disputes between employees and employers.

This research will help Acas:

  • improve its conciliation service
  • better understand the characteristics, nature and drivers of the disability discrimination caseload

Why we're contacting you

We're contacting you because Acas records show you:

  • were party to an employment tribunal claim involving disability discrimination
  • were offered individual conciliation as part of that claim

What the research involves

This research will be an interview, lasting around 45 minutes to an hour.

During the interview, the researcher will ask you about your experiences before and during the disability discrimination claim. This will include questions about the nature and outcome of the dispute.

You will remain completely anonymous. We will not tell anyone else that you've taken part in the research.

NatCen will write a report for Acas based on their findings, but they will not name any individuals or organisations. You can find more information in Acas's privacy notice.

More information

You can find more information about this research on the NatCen website.

If you have any questions about the research you can contact: