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Employers - Beware of Providing Verbal References!

February 17, 2016 | Employment

In Pnaiser v NHS England and Coventry City Council (UKEAT/0137/15) the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the effect of a negative verbal reference. In Pnaiser the Claimant, who was disabled for the purpose of the Equality Act 2010, was made redundant from Coventry City Council and was provided with an agreed written reference as part(Read more)

Termination Payments

January 29, 2016 | Employment

For many years now payments made to a former employee by way of compensation for loss of employment are treated as being not taxable provided they do not exceed £30,000 (Section 401 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003). If payment exceeds £30,000 in total, the excess will be taxed as income. But(Read more)