New ACAS code of practice on settlement agreements

ACAS is currently consulting on a new Code of Practice designed to give guidance on discussions around the possible termination of an employee’s employment. There are a wide variety of situations where an employer (or an employee) might suggest that… Read on

Parental leave and right to request flexible working

As anticipated in our blog of 19 October, the Government has now announced changes to the current rules on parental leave which will allow parents to share leave rights after the birth or adoption of a child from 2015. The… Read on

What is an alternative dispute resolution?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) describes a number of different processes designed to bring about a settlement without having to go to court. Pre-claim conciliation, offered by ACAS, is one form of ADR. Even if proceedings have started, ACAS can still… Read on

What is a compromise agreement?

A Compromise Agreement is the old name for Settlement Agreements. A Compromise Agreement (or Settlement Agreement) is a special type of agreement through which an employee can settle claims against an employer. An employee cannot contract out of their legal… Read on

What is a settlement agreement?

A settlement agreement is a special type of agreement through which an employee can settle claims against an employer. An employee cannot contract out of their legal rights to bring employment claims to a tribunal unless this is done… Read on