Webinar: Conducting termination discussions successfully
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 agreed 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, takes you through what you need to do to negotiate successfully, and covers the legal requirements so you can avoid mishandling discussions, including the meaning of "protected conversations" and "without prejudice".