Employers are choosing to settle employee disputes out of court in order to save legal costs, a law expert has suggested.
The claims come from employment law specialist Dan Peyton, who said it was often cheaper for employers to settle tribunal cases out of court, despite good odds of making a successful defence when pursued through the judicial system.
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Proposed changes to Employment Legislation
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A shake up of employment law has been revealed by Business Secretary Vince Cable during a speech to the EEF.
The reforms are designed to help businesses to grow and flourish, by improving the way employers take people on, manage disputes and let people go. Proposed reforms to tribunals alone are expected to deliver £40 billion to employers in benefits.