Negotiating an executive severance package

Negotiating an executive severance package
If you need to part company with a director, for the good of the business, it may not be appropriate to follow your disciplinary procedure. Our Employment Law team look at your options. Alex Pearce, an employment law specialist at Pinney Talfourd in Essex, looks at the issues you should consider, especially if you need to achieve a quick exit with ...
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How can Settlement Agreements benefit an employer?

How can Settlement Agreements benefit an Employer?
Settlement agreements are more and more widely utilised when settling disputes or grievances between employers and their employees. Settlement agreements can also be used to end the employment relationship, or after the employment relationship has ended - either before or after proceedings have been issued. But how do settlement agreements act...
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What can you do if an employee owes you money?

What can You do if an Employee Owes You Money?
An employee can owe their employer money for a number of reasons – for example, if an employee has taken more holiday than they are entitled to, or if they have borrowed money from their employer. Even in cases where an employee has damaged property or stock by carelessness, under the Employment Rights Act 1996 , an employer cannot recover the cost...
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Making Redundancies - How to Get it Right

Making Redundancies - How to Get it Right
Are you contemplating making redundancies? With many companies now considering this route, we look at the accepted reasons, correct procedures and the potential legal implications of getting the redundancy procedure wrong. One in seven UK workers were made redundant during the last recession according to the Office for National Statistics. Despite ...
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Employment Law - Top Tips for Employers

Employment Law - Top Tips for Employers
​ Employing people seems like a fairly simple process - hire them, then set them to work…but is it really that easy? We round up our top tips for employers when it comes to employment law and legal practices in the workplace. Many employers find the list of employment rights and legal responsibilities intimidating. But conforming to employer's lega...
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Discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation - The Basics

Discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation - The Basics
​ Let's be honest – discrimination, bullying, victimisation and harassment can be portrayed as meaning the same thing – especially in a workplace environment. So what's the difference between each definition? We run through the basics of the legal meanings of discrimination, harassment and victimisation. In the Equality Act 2010, victimisation and ...
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Zero-Hour Contract FAQs

Zero-Hour Contract FAQs
It is estimated that there are some 900,000 people in the UK are on zero-hours contracts; circa 9 years ago the number of people on a zero-hour contract was estimated at just 143,000. We look at the most frequently asked questions relating to this ever-popular method of employment. ​ WHAT IS A ZERO-HOUR CONTRACT? A zero hour contract can be simply ...
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Employment Law - Top Tips for Employers - Part Two

Copy of Employment Law - Top Tips for Employers - Part Two
​ Managing a team within the workplace can be a daunting experience - we round up some more of our top tips for employers around appeals, pregnancy and office banter. Many employers are apprehensive when it comes to more 'delicate' issues within the workplace; what exactly should you do when a female member of staff informs you that they're pregnan...
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What can you do if an Employee has Breached a Settlement Agreement?

What can You do if an Employee has Breached a Settlement Agreement?
Settlement agreements are fairly commonplace within the employment field; they're a legally binding arrangement that waives an individual's right to make a claim covered under the terms of the agreement to an Employment Tribunal or Court. But what can an employer do if an employee breaches the terms set out by their approved settlement agreement? T...
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How sure do you have to be to dismiss for gross misconduct?

How Sure do You have to be to Dismiss for Gross Misconduct?
​ Gross misconduct is defined as behaviour from an employee which is so considered to be so bad that it destroys the relationship between employee and employer. Employers must be aware of the law before heading into this territory – read our FAQs relating to gross misconduct for employers. Where an employee has more than two years' service, they ha...
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Employment Law - Equal Pay for Equal Work

Employment Law - Equal Pay for Equal Work
The pay difference between men and women who carry out the same or similar roles is very much still a live issue, 47 years after the Equal Pay Act. The Equality Act 2010 now tackles the issues of equal pay for equal work. We look at exactly what this means for employers and employees. You only need to cast your memory back to July 2017 when the BBC...
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Mental Health at Work FAQs

Mental Health at Work FAQs
Recent research has confirmed that there is still a culture of fear and silence around mental health at work, which can prove costly to employers. We look at what is mental health, what managers can do to help and how to avoid discrimination. Mental health is more common that you think. One in four people will experience symptoms of mental ill heal...
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Disability in the Workplace FAQs

Disability in the Workplace FAQs
As an employer, it pays to be aware of your responsibilities for disabled persons to avoid potential claims for disability discrimination and the financial penalties these bring. Employment tribunal claims for disability discrimination can lead to the burden of huge financial penalties for employers. It therefore pays to be aware of your responsibi...
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What you should do if you've been unfairly dismissed

What You Should Do If You've Been Unfairly Dismissed
Being dismissed from your job or position is a traumatic experience for anyone, and it can be all the worse if you feel the dismissal was unfair or undeserved. This guide will take you through the steps you'll need to follow to get the best possible resolution: 1. Have you been 'dismissed'? 2. Was your dismissal legally 'unfair'? 3. Appeal the deci...
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