This is a preview. To continue reading please log in or Register to read this article

Case round up: status of 'without prejudice' communications in dismissal procedures; and sick pay

This report relates to 2 case(s)

  • expand

    BNP Paribas v Mezzotero [2004] IRLR 508 EAT (2 other reports)

    • Practice and procedure: "Without prejudice" discussions admissible

      2 July 2004

      In BNP Paribas v Mezzotero the EAT holds that discussions "without prejudice" between an employer and an employee who had raised a grievance in respect of her treatment on returning from maternity leave, could be relied on by the employee in support of her sex discrimination and victimisation complaints.

    • Case round up

      1 June 2004

      Our resident experts at Pinsents bring you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them

  • expand disabled

    Forbes v Salamis (Marine & Industrial) Ltd [2004] All ER (D) 261 (Apr) EAT (0 other reports)

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.