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Telford lawyer welcomes government payout plans

The head of the employment law team at Martin Kaye solicitors in Telford has welcomed government proposals to limit the amount of compensation workers can claim for unfair dismissal to 12 months.

PRLog - Nov. 30, 2012 - TELFORD, U.K. -- Telford, Shropshire, UK: Government proposals to reduce the amount that workers can claim as compensation for unfair dismissal have been warmly welcomed by an employment law specialist in Shropshire.

John Mehtam, the head of the employment team at Martin Kaye Solicitors in Telford, said the plans from the Business, Innovation & Skills Secretary Vince Cable should be a real help to smaller companies who struggle under the current arrangements.

“The proposals suggest the limit on compensation would be a maximum of 12 months’ salary, and Mr Cable also wants to bring in settlement agreements. These new agreements would mean staff would agree to leave without being able to take their employer to a tribunal, but they would get a pay-off in return.

“This is great news for businesses in the small and growth sectors, as reducing the burden on smaller employers is always a welcome suggestion,” said John. “And settlement agreements would be a very positive move as they would bring a less confrontational approach to resolving any dispute.”

John said restricting the potential payout through a tribunal to one year’s salary was also a bold move. “It means each compensation payout would be assessed according to the employee’s individual financial package – so this removes the misleading incentive for employees to claim in the unrealistic hope of securing tens of thousands of pounds in compensation.”

He also said 12 months represented a very reasonable period for the employee to have secured suitable alternative employment. “I think the settlement agreements are an excellent idea as currently dismissals often involve accusations of fault, liability and guilt. But by introducing the settlement agreement, which would provide the employee with a reference too, both the employer and the employee can draw a line under the working relationship and move on. This is a very sensible solution and a welcome alternative to an employment tribunal which can be costly and time-consuming”.

Overall, John felt that “these new proposals, combined with the change in the rules that employees must have completed two years’ service before they can claim unfair dismissal, are certainly turning the tide in favour of the employer, which in the current climate is a very promising move.”

To read more about Martin Kaye’s employment law department, go to http://www.martinkaye.co.uk/for-business/employment/emplo...

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