Settlement Agreements

Bullying and Harassment – Academics Forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

Non-disclosure agreements are at the forefront of this month’s employment news. It comes following an academic from the University of Liverpool breaking a controversial non-disclosure agreement to speak out against bullying on campus. Anahid Kassabian, 59, a former music professor at the University of Liverpool, claimed that she was “bullied out” of her 10-year position. […]

Tax News – Employer’s NI Due on Settlement Agreement

Whilst tax never makes the most interesting reading, it can be extremely useful to know how it is changing. Those of you who are experienced in negotiating settlement agreements will know that the first £30,000 is tax and NI free – provided there isn’t any PILON or PENP – and anything over that figure is […]

By |2019-12-23T18:47:11+00:00January 31st, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, Settlement Agreements|0 Comments

Can the Employment Tribunal set aside a settlement agreement?

Welcome back to Case of the Week. Last week’s bumper newsletter examining NMW rates, the apprenticeship levy, ACAS tattoo guidance and modern slavery. This week’s case will be looking at settlement agreements. We recently covered a case that said without prejudice discussions could be admitted as evidence if they are not labelled properly and this case goes further by […]

By |2016-10-07T08:31:20+00:00October 7th, 2016|Settlement Agreements|0 Comments

How does s.111A of the ERA interact with the ‘without prejudice’ principle?

Hello and welcome back to Case of the Week. Last week we had a bumper newsletter which included articles on bank holiday working, Sports Direct, Byron Burger and race discrimination. This week we will be looking at protected conversations. This case is a must read for those who wish pre-terminations discussions to remain confidential and […]

By |2016-09-02T08:13:07+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Settlement Agreements|0 Comments

Man Utd bomb scare fiasco – Can one off mistakes lead to fair dismissals?

Some of you may have heard about a recent Man Utd game that was called off due to a bomb scare. It was later revealed that the ‘bomb’ was a dummy that had accidently been left there after a security exercise. The cost of re-organizing game is estimated to be £3m and the incident caused […]

By |2019-12-25T11:43:53+00:00May 27th, 2016|Gross Misconduct, Settlement Agreements|0 Comments

Top Gear sage – Settlement reached

This month’s newsletter should have come with the subtitle – A Tale of Two Jeremys. After nearly a year Jeremy Clarkson has apologised to producer, Oisin Tymon, and agreed to pay him (in joint with the BBC) £100,000.00 to settle any racial discrimination and personal injury claims. By settling out of court the BBC and […]

By |2016-02-26T10:31:19+00:00February 26th, 2016|Settlement Agreements|0 Comments

Khan v HGS Global Ltd & Dreams Ltd – Can a voluntary dismissal be unfair?

Another week, another case. After a long week of stormy weather and associated British small talk we thought it would be best to cut to the chase, not bother with a tenuous link and get stuck into a case about redundancy and TUPE. For those of you who already had your fill of TUPE last […]

By |2019-12-25T11:53:16+00:00February 12th, 2016|Redundancy, Settlement Agreements, TUPE|0 Comments

How to treat settlement sums after redundancy pay

This tax case asks whether the £30,000 tax free exemption on settlement agreement sums is applicable if the employee has already received redundancy pay? Mr Moorthy, the Claimant, was made redundant by Jacobs Engineering Ltd. He received £10,000 in statutory redundancy pay but then bought unfair and age discrimination claims against Jacobs. The claims were […]

By |2016-02-05T08:49:15+00:00February 5th, 2016|Settlement Agreements|0 Comments

Can claims of victimisation & race discrimination be mutually exclusive?

Hello, I would like to be able to tell you that our final Case of the Week of the year will be a happy affair to match the seasonal excitement many of us are feeling by mid-December. However, when the case concerns victimisation and race discrimination it is seldom merry. To rub salt into the […]

By |2015-12-11T11:24:25+00:00December 11th, 2015|Settlement Agreements|0 Comments

Should settlement agreement payments give award break downs

Round two. This case deviates away from employment law and instead focuses on tax law regarding settlement agreements. Before you nod off I would like to add that while the cases we cover in Case of the Week go to court, most claims are resolved out of court via a settlement agreement which is why […]

By |2019-12-25T13:02:57+00:00December 4th, 2015|Race Discrimination, Settlement Agreements|0 Comments

Lighter side of the news – Bringing knife into work not a cleaver idea

Every month there is always a HR/ Employment Law story that makes headline news because it is either hilarious, sensationalist, ridiculous or down right stupid. This month’s wooden spoon award goes to a 35 year old teacher from Suffolk, who was arrested after being found to keep a meat cleaver in his drawer. The teacher […]

By |2015-09-25T09:55:57+00:00September 25th, 2015|Settlement Agreements|0 Comments

Chelsea FC medical staff – Eva Carneiro – Demotion and breach of contract

Even those of you that aren’t fans of football may have heard the excuse Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gave for drawing to Swansea.  He believed his medical staff were impulsive, naïve and did not understand football. The backlash from such an unforgiving and public telling off has been critical. Whilst others have been placing bets […]