Agreeing mutually acceptable exit terms can be an attractive option for employers and employees alike. Having the opportunity to avoid a protracted formal termination procedure can save both time and cost for the employer and, if properly handled, the risk of employment tribunal proceedings. Employees may welcome the opportunity of leaving on financial terms and without the upset of a dismissal.
However, with heightened media interest in “gagging clauses”, reviewing your approach to termination discussions is a step worth taking to protect your business. Darren Newman, an employment lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience, will take you through what you need to do to negotiate successfully, and cover the legal requirements so you can avoid mishandling discussions, including the meaning of “protected conversations” and “without prejudice”.
This live 60-minute webinar includes a Q&A session. Register to submit your questions to the speaker in advance.
Darren Newman qualified at the Bar in 1990, and has extensive experience of representing both employers and employees in the employment tribunal. Darren has provided employment law training to major government departments, commercial organisations, local authorities and public bodies.