Archive: May 2013

  • £115M of payouts covered by gagging orders

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    In the past 3 years councils have signed compromise agreements worth over £115m. The majority contain confidentiality clauses or “gagging orders” that prevent the employee involved from “blowing the whistle”  on poor practice and wrongdoing in their organisations and from revealing anything derogatory about their former employer. This revelation has reignited concerns about the use of such […]

  • New Tribunal Limits

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    From February 2013 the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissals for those who are dismissed on or after 1st February 2013 increased from £72,300 to £74,200.