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  • Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

    15 December 2016

    We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.

  • How do you decide if expatriate employees' legal rights fall under UK or foreign law?

    1 December 2016

    The recent legal case of Jeffery v The British Council shows employers how to decide whether expatriate employees' legal rights fall under British or overseas employment law. Helena Rozman of global law firm Dentons explains.

  • Acas early conciliation "no substitute" for an effective tribunal system

    28 September 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman maintains that the Acas early conciliation service provides no real substitute for dealing with claims properly in an employment tribunal system open to all.

  • Pre-termination negotiations

    9 April 2014

    Many employers will recognise the appeal of being able to agree a termination settlement with an unsatisfactory employee rather than having to go through a lengthy disciplinary or performance improvement procedure. However, employers may be concerned that, by entering into negotiations, they will put themselves at risk of an unfair dismissal claim at the outset. In this article, we explain the legal context and effect of s.111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996, which aims to exclude evidence of "pre-termination negotiations" from unfair dismissal claims.

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