There are a number of legal risks associated with the provision of references: for the employer providing the reference, along with the prospective employer receiving it. And, of course, for the employee concerned. Reference-related cases
Positive Discrimination is defined as treating someone more favourably because they have a “protected characteristic” (PC). The PCs are: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex;
Wrongful dismissal is a dismissal in breach of contract and wrongful dismissal claims can be brought in the courts as well as the employment tribunal. Fairness is not an issue: the sole question is whether
Settlement agreements, formerly known as ‘compromise agreements’, are a special type of legally binding contract entered into between an employer and employee, shortly before termination of employment. Essentially, upon signing a settlement agreement, an employee
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