Springhouse Solicitors

1-2-3 Pre-termination negotiations or ‘protected conversations’

Want to have a conversation suggesting a member of staff leaves?

You may be able to use the ‘protected conversation’ legislation to keep this confidential and out of the Tribunal.

Here’s what you need to look out for, and do.

1. How the ‘protected conversation’ legislation can help

2. How it can’t help

Only straightforward unfair dismissal is covered by the new legislation.

The conversation must be with a view to termination of employment. So the legislation can’t help with day to day management.

There is no protection if there has been any “improper” conduct by the employer.

3. Practical tips

Our experienced solicitors would be delighted to discuss this process with you, so please give us a call with any questions.