Article Database - Topic: 'Dismissal' - Keyword: 'Compensation'

 
Q&A - must the employee see a lawyer? Publication date: 03.07.2017
Article database » Dismissal » Compensation
Q&A - must the employee see a lawyer?..Q. We’ve offered one of our employees a settlement agreement and indicated that we will pay for them to see a solicitor. However, the employee says that they are “ happy to skip this bit” . Can we agree to do this and, if so, what are the risks to us? A. You could agree not to use a solicitor but the...
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Unfair dismissal compensatory cap challenge Publication date: 14.05.2015
Article database » Dismissal » Unfair dismissal
Unfair dismissal compensatory cap challenge..The statutory cap. In July 2013 a statutory cap on the unfair dismissal compensatory award was introduced. This is currently the lower of either: (1) £78,335; or (2) 52 weeks’ gross pay. The lawfulness of the cap is now being challenged in the courts by Compromise Agreements Ltd. This is on the basis that...
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A “week’s pay” from 6 April 2015 Publication date: 09.03.2015
Article database » Redundancy » Redundancy pay
A “week’s pay” from 6 April 2015..New weekly rate. It’s been confirmed that the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 will come into force on 6 April 2015 . From that date the rate of a week’s pay, which must be used when calculating statutory redundancy payments and the basic award in unfair dismissal claims will rise to £475...
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Settlement agreements: should you provide a waiver? Publication date: 09.09.2014
Article database » Dismissal » Compensation
You’re entering into a settlement agreement with an employee and they want you to include a full waiver which confirms you have no outstanding claims against them personally. Should you agree to its inclusion or not?
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Challenge to unfair dismissal cap fails Publication date: 18.06.2014
Article database » Dismissal » Unfair dismissal
Challenge to unfair dismissal cap fails.. Here to stay. In July 2013 the government imposed a statutory cap on the compensatory element available in most unfair dismissal claims. It is currently the lower of either: (1) 52 weeks’ pay; or (2) £76,574 and, thankfully, most employees will fall into the first category. However, in May 2014 Compromise...
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Increase to compensation rates Publication date: 16.01.2013
Article database » Redundancy » Redundancy pay
Increase to compensation rates.. Moving up. On February 1 2013, the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2012 comes into force. So what are the all-important changes to the relevant statutory and compensatory rates? a “week’s pay” for calculating statutory redundancy pay and the basic award for unfair dismissal rises to £450 from £430;...
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New unfair dismissal compensation rates Publication date: 11.01.2012
Article database » Redundancy » Redundancy pay
New unfair dismissal compensation rates.. All rise. The government has announced that on February 1 2012 unfair dismissal compensation rates will rise. Firstly, the statutory amount of a week’s pay - which is used by the tribunal to calculate both the “basic” and “additional” elements of any award - is set to go up from £400 to £430. In...
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We’re now ordering their reinstatement Publication date: 07.10.2011
Article database » Dismissal » Unfair dismissal
In a recent case, the tribunal ordered an employer to reinstate an ex-employee after it found she had been unfairly dismissed. This was on top of paying her £6,000 in compensation! Just how often does this type of ruling happen?
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A decrease in statutory compensation rates Publication date: 14.01.2010
Article database » Dismissal » Compensation
A decrease in statutory compensation rates.. Downward trend. On February 1 2010, The Employment Rights (Revision of Limits) Order 2009 comes into effect. One is passed each year, usually increasing the maximum awards applied by tribunals. But this time there are two decreases in compensatory amounts: • the maximum payable for unfair dismissal will...
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Who foots the legal bill on a compromise agreement? Publication date: 04.01.2010
Article database » Dismissal » Compromise agreements
A nightmare employee has agreed to go under the terms of a compromise agreement. But they’ve now asked you to confirm that you will be meeting all their legal fees! You don’t want them to pull out if you say no, so what can you do?
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