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Glossary of Common Employment Law Terms

There are many terms and acronyms that you may come across, both on this website, and in dealings with your employer. We have explained some of the most common of these below for your reference. If there are any other terms or phases related to employment law that you are having...

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An Introduction to Types of Employee and Worker

What type of employee are you, and why does it matter? It is important to look at the basic legal concepts which underpin the rights of employees and the framework in which those rights can be enforced. In this article, we will examine the definitions of the three main classes of...

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Are You an Employee or Self-employed?

The status of being an ‘employee’ is the gold plated standard when it comes to having legal rights against an employer in employment law. What’s the difference? The status of being an ‘employee’ is the gold plated standard when it comes to having legal rights against an employer in employment law, being...

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Ex Gratia Payments

What is an ex gratia payment and how can I get one? Ex gratia payments are also known as ‘golden handshakes’ or ‘golden boots’.  In essence they refer to a sum of money paid when there is no obligation or liability to pay it. For example, a lump sum payment over and above the pension benefits...

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T.U.P.E. – Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)

Can I be made redundant if my employer changes hands? TUPE is the acronym for an obscure law called 'Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006'. (Don't worry if you haven't heard about it - it's not exactly dinner table conversation material). A TUPE transfer could be, for example, a...

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Settlement Agreements & Payments in Lieu of Notice

A settlement agreement payment in lieu of notice means that your employer pays your salary, and perhaps also benefits, for your notice period. You do not have to work during that time. For example, if an employee has a three month notice period, the employer might decide that today will be the...

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Without Prejudice Settlement Agreements and Letters

What does the the phase 'Without Prejudice' mean on a settlement agreement or letter from my employer? If you have a document marked ‘without prejudice settlement agreement’ then you are probably an employee wishing to resolve your workplace dispute or negotiation in the context of UK employment law. Without prejudice settlement...

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Restrictive Covenants, Settlement Agreements & Injunctions

Restrictive covenants, injunctions and settlement agreements are explained in this article. Restrictive covenants are a common feature in contracts of employment and to a lesser extent consultancy contracts. They operate to restrict you from doing certain things after the termination of your employment. They may also be referred to as...

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Information about Settlement Agreements

Is a settlement agreement different to a compromise agreement? Not really. What employment lawyers currently call Compromise Agreements are changing their name to Settlement Agreements. This change is expected to come into force in the summer of 2013, there are no exact dates available from the government at this time. A settlement...

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An Employee’s Right to Sue – An Index of Claims

Claims that can be made at an Employment Tribunal Before you embark upon any process of negotiation, or on a claims process, it is important to know what claims you may have. There are dozens of claims that an employee can make against an employer, some of which are not common,...

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