What does “without prejudice” mean?

Discussions or correspondence during negotiations which are “without prejudice” cannot subsequently be disclosed as evidence in a Court or Employment Tribunal by either party, unless both agree to waive confidentiality.  This is intended to encourage parties to settle… Read on

Employment law reform: 3 key updates

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced further proposals to reform the employment tribunal system with the aim of helping businesses. The Government has already increased to two years the period for which employees must work before gaining unfair dismissal… Read on

Dismissal conversations to be kept from court

Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has just confirmed that legislation will be introduced to enable employers to offer termination packages to employees without fear that this will be used against them in a tribunal claim. This would extend the current without… Read on