Pre-termination negotiations and settlement agreements: keep calm and carry on?
From 29 July 2013, discussions held between an employee and employer about termination of employment with a view to employment being terminated on agreed terms (referred to as pre-termination negotiations) are inadmissible as evidence in ordinary unfair dismissal claims.
According to the prime minister, this new law has been introduced so that ‘a boss and an employee feel able to sit down together and have a frank conversation — at either’s request’.
The protection is lost where there is ‘improper behaviour’ including ‘undue pressure’. Litigation is almost inevitable over where the line is to be drawn between ‘improper behaviour’ and poor practice…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Walker Morris briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Walker Morris
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Walker Morris
A representor has been held liable for its negligent misrepresentation to another party other than the party that was later induced to conclude the contract.
A misrepresentation is a statement that induces entry into a contract and that turns out to be false.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The law school war shows no signs of ending. But we have, perhaps, reached the end of the beginning.
New EU rules and lawyers’ increased comfort with digital formats are sparking a sea-change in the way law firms manage their documents