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The basic awardIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May
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Preliminary hearings in the employment tribunalCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during...
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19th May
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The unfair dismissal compensatory awardCoronavirus (COVID-19): The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations...
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19th May
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[To be typed on employer’s headed notepaper][Enter name and address of employee][Enter date]by handDear [enter name]Garden leaveI refer to [[enter...
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19th May
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Interim relief in unfair dismissalCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during the...
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19th May
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Qualifying period for unfair dismissalFor employees starting fresh employment on or after 6 April 2012, the right not to be unfairly dismissed...
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19th May
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Office-holdersIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May
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Sunday workingFORTHCOMING CHANGE: Certain aspects of the protections afforded under the ERA 1996 to shop and betting workers are to be strengthened by...
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19th May
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Time off work for antenatal appointmentsAn employer or, where applicable, a temporary work agency or hirer, cannot unreasonably refuse to allow a...
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19th May
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Calculators on Lexis®PSL EmploymentThis Practice Note explains and summarises the suite of calculators designed specifically to assist employment...
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19th May
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Definition of dismissal in unfair dismissalTo succeed in a claim of unfair dismissal, the claimant must establish that they were dismissed by the...
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19th May
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[Insert date][Insert] Employment Tribunal[Insert address]To the [insert] Employment Tribunal[Insert name of case, eg X v Y]Claim Number: [insert claim...
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19th May
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[ON YOUR LETTERHEAD][Name and address of other party, or other party’s solicitor]Dear [insert contact name][Insert subject of letter, eg names of...
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19th May
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1Paragraph 1 of the Grounds of Claim is admitted.2As to paragraph 2 of the Grounds of Claim, it is denied that the Claimant’s colleagues were...
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19th May
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Calculating pension loss in employment tribunal claimsPension loss will generally only arise in cases where an individual has lost their job and the...
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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers. 19th May
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Contractual noticeIn general, employers are free to give notice of dismissal at any time, unless they have expressly or impliedly agreed not to in the...
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19th May

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Taxation of payments in lieu of notice or PILONs—pre-6 April 2018 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Archived Practice Note outlines the pre-6 April 2018 tax...
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Produced in partnership with Lesley Fidler and David Heaton of Baker Tilly for Tolley’s Tax Digest and Sam Whitaker of Shearman & Sterling LLP 5th Jun
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Pension issues in employees’ settlement agreementsThis Practice Note looks at pensions-related issues that can arise under settlement agreements...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 5th Jun
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Taxation of payments for restrictive covenants or undertakingsRestrictive covenants or undertakingsThese are undertakings given by employees during...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Whitaker of Shearman & Sterling 5th Jun
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Taxation of redundancy paymentsRedundancy is one of five ways in which an employment contract may be terminated unilaterally by an employer where such...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Whitaker of Shearman & Sterling 5th Jun
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Termination payments taxed as earningsDepending on the circumstances, a payment made or other benefit provided in connection with the termination of...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Whitaker of Shearman & Sterling 5th Jun
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Taxation of termination payments—settlement agreementsWhere an employee has potential claims against the employer under the Employment Rights Act 1996...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Whitaker of Shearman & Sterling 5th Jun
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Non-taxable termination paymentsSome payments made on the termination of an employment or office can be paid tax free. Some of these exemptions are...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Whitaker of Shearman & Sterling 5th Jun
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Termination payments and taxThe taxation of termination payments underwent a substantial reform in 2018. Consequently, since 6 April 2018, the tax...
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Produced in partnership with Sam Whitaker of Shearman & Sterling 5th Jun
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Without prejudice and pre-termination negotiations in employmentCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and...
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5th Jun
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Settlement agreements in employment—legal requirementsThis Practice Note examines the legal requirements that must be met in order for a settlement...
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5th Jun
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The early conciliation requirementCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment tribunals in England, Wales and Scotland during the...
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5th Jun
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Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality provisions in employmentIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the...
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5th Jun
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Settlement, withdrawal, dismissal of claims and consent orders in the employment tribunalCoronavirus (COVID-19): All proceedings in employment...
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5th Jun
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Settlement agreement (employment)—indicative tax treatment and post-employment notice pay (PENP) calculation UPDATE: From 6 April 2021, an alternative...
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5th Jun
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Acas—settlement where no tribunal claim (COT3)Acas reference number: [insert number][Agreement following conciliation on a claim made by a claimant to...
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5th Jun
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Receipt—ex gratia termination paymentI, [insert employee’s name] of [insert address], acknowledge that I have today received from [insert employer’s...
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5th Jun
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Letter—advice to employer client regarding offer to settle employment dispute[Insert name and address of client]Private and confidentialDear [insert...
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5th Jun
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Letter—advice to employee client regarding offer to settle employment dispute[Insert name and address of client]Private and confidentialDear [insert...
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5th Jun
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Letter—to employee initiating pre-termination negotiations (unfair dismissal claims only)[To be typed on headed notepaper][insert date]Dear [insert...
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5th Jun
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Reaffirmation agreement (two-stage settlement)This reaffirmation Agreement is made on [insert date]Parties1[Insert Employer’s name] whose registered...
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