What is a reasonable settlement agreement?

A settlement agreement is a contract between two parties, usually (but not always) an employer and an employee, which settles the employee’s claims against their employer. The employee typically signs away their right to bring a claim in return for… Read on

How to report unfair treatment at work

Unfair treatment at work can take many forms. If you think you have been treated unfairly, you need to know what you can do about it, and how to report it. Check your employer’s policy on unfair treatment at work… Read on

What is the correct procedure for a disciplinary action?

If an employer has concerns about some aspect of an employee’s conduct or performance, it is essential they follow a full and fair procedure for disciplinary action when dealing with it. ACAS Code of Conduct relating to disciplinary action There… Read on

Who can represent me at an employment tribunal?

If you are going ahead with an employment tribunal case, understanding who may represent you is an important consideration prior to proceedings. Can you represent yourself? If you wish to represent yourself, you can. Before you decide to do that,… Read on

Dismissal due to capability

Dismissal owing to capability concerns may occur when an employee is not able to do their job to a required standard. ‘Capability’ is a potentially fair reason for dismissal. To be deemed fair by a tribunal, an employer needs to… Read on

Who pays for an employment tribunal?

In an employment tribunal, the normal rule is that each party pays their own costs, regardless of whether they win or lose their case. However, in some circumstances, one party may have to contribute to the other’s employment tribunal costs.… Read on

Can I change my mind on a settlement offer?

In employment law, a settlement agreement is a binding contract between an employer and employee. It usually involves an employee agreeing to sign away their right to bring any claims against their employer in an employment tribunal or other court,… Read on

What is whistleblowing?

‘Whistleblowing’ or ‘blowing the whistle’ is commonly understood as informing on someone who is doing something they shouldn’t. Under UK law, workers have special protections against detrimental treatment and dismissal when they make a qualifying disclosure of information.  Whistle-blowing is… Read on

Calderbank offer

A calderbank offer is an offer from one party to another in a dispute, via correspondence marked “without prejudice save as to costs”.  This is generally intended to put the other party on notice that this is a serious attempt… Read on