Settlement agreements – everything you need to know

Once a departure has been agreed, the aim of a settlement agreement is to give the employer confidence that the employee cannot bring any legal claims against them in the future. The benefit to the employee is that this will… Read on

COT3 wording – take care

We report on a case where the wording of a COT3 Settlement Agreement did not do the job the employers expected it to. Background In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision of DWP v. Brindley, the Court dealt with an… Read on

Tax treatment of settlement payments

In this case, the Tax Tribunal found that a payment made in a settlement agreement where discrimination was alleged in relation to a redundancy exercise was taxable, subject to the £30,000 exemption. This even though injury to feelings compensation for… Read on

What are pre-termination negotiations?

Pre-termination negotiations, or “protected conversations” are discussions between an employer and an employee that can be kept confidential from the Court or Tribunal provided certain requirements are met. This is a statutory right, under s.111A Employment Rights… Read on

Financial penalty for employee possible

Was the employer legally entitled to charge an employee an amount of money for not working their notice, in addition to not paying them for his time? Yes, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Li v First Marine Solutions Read on