Article Database - Topic: 'Dispute resolution' - Keyword: 'Miscellaneous'

When can “without prejudice” be used? Publication date: 02.07.2018
Article database » Dispute resolution » Miscellaneous
It’s been suggested that to protect your business the words “without prejudice” should clearly be stated at the top of all communications to your employees and job applicants. Is this a good idea or not?
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...
Have you settled everything? Publication date: 15.03.2017
Article database » Employment tribunals » Tribunal awards
In Department for Work and Pensions v Brindley 2016 the parties had entered into an Acas-approved settlement agreement, known as a COT3. Due to a drafting error the employee was still able to issue an employment claim. What went wrong?
Settlement agreements: time off for legal advice Publication date: 09.10.2013
Article database » Dispute resolution » Miscellaneous
In order for a settlement agreement to be “legally valid”, the employee must receive advice from a “relevant independent advisor” on its terms and effect before signing the document. Must you grant them paid time off for this purpose?
Moving from compromise to settlement agreements Publication date: 02.07.2012
Article database » Dismissal » Compromise agreements
The government recently announced plans to change the law surrounding compromise agreements to help employers. So do we have a major shake-up on the cards, or just another load of political hot air?

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