refusing a settlement offer

Can a claimant be found to have failed to mitigate their loss if they refuse an offer of settlement during the course of tribunal proceedings? No says the Employment Appeal Tribunal, unless the refusal is "wholly unreasonable". In Konczak v BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd, an employer made a settlement offer of £75,000 which the claimant…

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what are “settlement agreements” and how, if at all, do they differ from compromise agreements?

During the second reading of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill on 11 June Vince Cable announced that the Government wants to promote and increase the use of agreements relating to the termination of employment as an alternative to employment tribunal proceedings. No details were provided but the intention is to "ensure that the offer…

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The end of the Beecroft Review

From Hansard: Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr) (PC): Will the Secretary of State give the House categorical assurances that this House and the other House will not use the Bill to include the recommendations of the Beecroft review, with specific reference to sack-on-the-spot? Vince Cable: I can give a categorical assurance. Of course, as…

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