Settlement (compromise) agreements

Latest items in Settlement (compromise) agreements

  • Protected conversations: improper behaviour leads to constructive dismissal

    Date:
    2 December 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the circumstances surrounding a protected conversation made dismissal appear a foregone conclusion and amounted to a fundamental breach of contract.

  • Alternative methods of dispute resolution

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the EAT decision in Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd v Morgan on compliance with the early conciliation process.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 October 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.

  • Workplace protected conversations shield cannot be waived

    Date:
    16 September 2016
    Type:
    Law reports

    In DLA Piper's latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed the privilege that applies to protected conversations cannot be waived and extends not only to the content of those protected conversations, but also to the fact of the conversations taking place.

  • Are payments made under a settlement agreement taxable?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • Pre-termination negotiations and settlement agreements: the 2015 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    13 April 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Latest XpertHR research looks at the impact of the new legal framework surrounding pre-termination agreements and examines when, why and how settlement agreements are used by employers to facilitate employee departures.

  • Date:
    9 April 2014
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    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.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 October 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    David Malamatenios is a partner, and Linda Quinn, Krishna Santra, Sandra Martins and Melissa Powys-Rodrigues are solicitors at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.

  • Date:
    14 August 2013
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    The order amends secondary legislation pursuant to the implementation of s.23 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which renames "compromise agreements" and "compromise contracts" as "settlement agreements" and "settlement contracts".

  • Alternative methods of dispute resolution: local authority

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Additional information on the law on alternative methods of dispute resolution for local authority employers, including the need to make reasonable settlements. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on alternative methods of dispute resolution.

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