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When considering the potential dismissal of an employee, UK employers understandably want to know what their maximum financial exposure could be if things go wrong. There is, however, often no simple answer to this question. When dismissing an employee there are, from a legal perspective, many variables at play making it difficult to provide a definitive figure. This update highlights some specific aspects of the awards which employment tribunals can make which are easily overlooked in terms of expenses, costs and the additional financial penalties for breaches of employment rights with “aggravating features”.
Read "The Costs of Employment Tribunal Claims - Hidden Extras?".