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The Department for Business, Skills and Innovation has published an updated “indicative timetable” for the implementation of the various provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, which contains various reforms to employment law in the United Kingdom. The following reforms are due to be implemented on the following dates under the indicative timetable:

  • s.12: EAT hearings to be held by judges alone, without lay members (25 June 2013)
  • s.13: The qualifying period of two years’ continuous employment for employees to make an unfair dismissal claim is removed where the dismissal relates to an employee’s political opinion or affiliation (25 June 2013)
  • s.15: The cap on the compensatory award in unfair dismissal claims is reduced (to an amount yet to be determined) (25 June 2013)
  • s.17, 18 and 20: Changes to the law on whistleblowing are to be introduced, including: a requirement that the disclosure be “in the public interest”, provisions for reducing compensation in whistleblowing claims where the disclosure made was not made in good faith; and a widening of the definition of worker (25 June 2013)
  • s.22: An annual alteration to a variety of statutory payments is due to be introduced (25 June 2013)
  • s.14: Introduction of provisions regarding settlement agreements and the admission of pre-termination negotiations as evidence in the Employment Tribunal. It should also be noted that ACAS has finalised the accompanying code of practice to the settlement agreement provisions (Summer 2013)
  • s.23: The renaming of “compromise agreements” to “settlement agreements” (Summer 2013)
  • s.19: The introduction of vicarious liability for employers whose staff victimise whistleblowers (Summer 2013)
  • s.65: The removal of the provisions relating to third-party harassment from the Equality Act 2010 (1 October 2013)
  • s.69: changes to civil liability for employers who breach health and safety laws – evidence of breach of statutory duty does not give rise to civil liability unless specifically provided for (1 October 2013)
  • s.7-9 and Schedule 1 and 2: the introduction of the ACAS early conciliation scheme in Employment Tribunal claims (6 April 2014)
  • s.66: The provisions relating to discrimination questionnaires in the Equality Act 2010 are to be repealed (6 April 2014)

As well as the above, financial penalties for employers under s.16 and Schedule 3 are not yet to be introduced under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

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Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk. Redmans have offices in Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kingston, Wimbledon, Ealing, Kings Cross and Marylebone (meetings strictly by appointment only).

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David W

A speedy efficient friendly service, I would definitely recommend Redmans Solicitors for processing Settlement Agreements.

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Anonymous

Both Rana and Chris were fantastic. From the first phone call I was confident my matter was in good hands. I was not disappointed. I would highly recommend Redmans. Thank you again for all of your support and advice.

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A good and efficient service with the required legal advice provided for a settlement agreement.

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The solicitor I used was Chris Hadrill, who I found extremely professional and I felt that he made me feel at ease, considering the subject matter he was assisting me with.

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Anonymous

Chris provided excellent assistance with the negotiation of my settlement agreement. From start to finish, I was consitently updated and advised on the best course of action to take. I would highly recommend Chris and Redmans Solicitors.

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They are busy people but manage well so generally I would recommend them.

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Anonymous

Very efficient and professional service from my first phone call making an enquiry. Timescales of the matter in hand were met and within the agreed budget. Would highly recommend Redmans

Posted 3 weeks ago

Lisa B

Really very good service, always available to answer questions, provide my with any information I needed to make informed decisions.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

Offered good support and advice

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

Chris reviewed and managed my compromise agreement swiftly, accurately, helpfully, and on budget. His input on key non-compete clauses was valuable, his communications were clear and concise, and he was always swift in responding. Highly recommended.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Gurbir C

Excellent legal advice service.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Tim

I found Redmans to be very helpful and efficient in conducting my case which was concluded in a timely and diligent manner

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

I found Redman Solicitors to be very good and worked very well to an extremely tight timescale. I would happily recommend them again especially Rana.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

I received excellent, knowledgeable and critically timely support from Chris regarding my settlement agreement, and would wholeheartedly recommend Chris in these matters.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Katelyn

The solicitor communicated well with me and made sure I understood everything. He did everything needed for my settlement agreement and tried to get the wording changed in my favour too.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Redmans provided excellent services

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Excellent service

Posted 1 month ago

Peter S

I was very happy with the level of advise I received from Caroline Lewis, and a very professional service fron Chris, The advice given really helped me and I was comfortable to sign the settlement agreement following my redundancy. I would be more than happy to recommend your services to others.

Posted 1 month ago

Derek S

I very much appreciated the help provided by Redmans in the settlement agreement agreed with my former employer.

Posted 1 month ago

Waseem M

It was the first ime I used Redmans Solicitors and to be honest, thety were amazing. Rana Tandon and Chris Hadrill were out of this world. They made the process as simply and smooth as can be. Thank you so much for all your support over the last week.

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