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Concerns raised over ‘settlement agreement’ proposals

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has raised concerns over Government proposals to introduce ‘settlement agreements’, designed to make it easier for employers to dismiss underperforming employees without fear of employment tribunals.

Mike Emmott, employee relations adviser at the CIPD, said:

“If the Government wishes to proceed with its proposals for settlement agreements, it should take clear steps to protect and promote good practice by requiring employers to have used proper performance management practices before offering a settlement agreement.

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