Have you ever wondered what the difference is between wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal? Do you know what a Settlement Agreement is and how it could apply to you? Have you ever been confused by legal terminology?

We don’t like to bog our clients down with legal jargon. At Springhouse, we like to give clear and easy to understand explanations and we hope that the following short glossary of employment law terms will assist you when discussing your employment law concerns.

If there’s a term we’ve not covered below that you’re not sure about let us know.

  1. ACAS Early Conciliation
  2. Adoption appointments
  3. Adoption leave
  4. Alternative dispute resolution
  5. Ante-natal care
  6. Apprenticeship
  7. Basic award
  8. Calderbank offer
  9. Collective consultation
  10. Compensatory award
  11. Compromise agreement
  12. Constructive dismissal
  13. Contract of employment
  14. Disciplinary hearing
  15. Discrimination
  16. Employee shareholder
  17. Employment tribunal
  18. ETO reason
  19. Flexible working requests
  20. Grievance
  21. Gross misconduct
  22. Harassment
  23. Industrial action
  24. Injury to feelings
  25. Maternity and parental rights
  26. Maternity leave
  27. Maternity pay
  28. Mediation
  29. Parental leave
  30. Paternity leave and pay
  31. Polkey deduction
  32. Pre-termination negotiations
  33. Protected characteristics
  34. Redundancy
  35. Restrictive covenants
  36. Settlement agreement
  37. Shared parental leave
  38. Staff handbook
  39. Statutory annual leave
  40. Strikes
  41. Study and training rights
  42. Summary dismissal
  43. Sunday working
  44. Trade union
  45. TUPE
  46. Unfair dismissal
  47. Unlawful deductions
  48. Victimisation
  49. Whistle-blowing
  50. Without prejudice
  51. Working Time Regulations
  52. Written particulars
  53. Wrongful dismissal
  54. Zero hours contracts