Pre-termination Negotiations and Settlement Agreements in the United Kingdom

July 19, 2013

New statutory provisions on confidential pre-termination negotiations will come into force in the UK on 29 July 2013. In simple terms, the new provisions permit discussions between employers and employees about terminating employment which cannot be used against either party in a subsequent unfair dismissal claim. This OnPoint examines the new regime and the practical impact which it is likely to have upon employers.

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