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Ending employment

9th December, 2015

“It is a fact of life that employment relationships will come to an end,” says Employment Associate, Ben Mason.

There are many reasons why the working relationship between employee and employer may end. The employee may have many positive reasons to leave their current job, including looking forward to enjoying their retirement, having received a job offer with better prospects or a better package or moving to a different area.

However, there are times when the employment relationship does not end on amicable terms.

The introduction of tribunal fees back in July 2013 means that an employee is obliged to pay an initial fee of £250 to pursue a claim of unfair or constructive dismissal and a further £950 if the matter proceeds to a hearing.

The introduction of these fees has had a drastic impact on the number of claims being lodged by employees.

As employees face hurdles, such as tribunal fees, in pursuing their employment rights, it is more important than ever for them to seek legal advice on resolving the matter using other ways rather than resigning and then following the litigation route. This could include advice on internal processes such as grievance processes, settlement options or mediation, to name but a few.

Seeking legal advice early on in the process could save an employee from spending money on unnecessary fees, when the matter could be resolved amicably to all parties’ satisfaction.

For advice on an employment dispute, or any other employment related matter, contact Ben on tel: 01743 443043 or email: [email protected]

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