Consultation on settlement agreements code of practice

Close date: 9 April 2013

Acas consults on the draft code of practice on settlement agreements. Under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, neither employers (nor employees) can use discussions that they had with a view to terminating employment on agreed terms as evidence in an unfair dismissal claim. The draft code sets out the principles that will apply to settlement agreements. Acas seeks views on the content of the code, including whether or not some sections should be moved to non-statutory guidance.
Consultation document: Acas consultation on draft code of practice on settlement agreements (PDF format, 150K) (on the Acas website)
Acas response: Acas response to consultation on settlement agreements code (PDF format, 226K) (on the Acas website)