Case round up: status of 'without prejudice' communications in dismissal procedures; and sick pay
This report relates to 2 case(s)
This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: status of 'without prejudice' communications in dismissal procedures; and sick pay.
'Without prejudice' is without meaning
BNP Paribas v Mezzotero, EAT, 30 March 2004
Shortly after returning to work from maternity leave, Mezzotero raised a grievance complaining, among other things, that she had been prevented from returning to her old job. She was subsequently called to a meeting by her managers, who said they wanted to talk to her on a 'without prejudice' basis. They suggested that she terminate her job by mutual agreement on the bank's standard redundancy terms, including a payment of approximately £100,000, collect her belongings, leave and seek legal advice.