Employment Code of Practice (Settlement Agreements) Order 2013
In force from 29 July
This Order appoints 29July 2013 as the day on which the Code of Practice on Settlement Agreements will come into effect. The Code of Practice is being issued by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service under section 199(1) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
The Code of Practice provides guidance on the implications of new section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (confidentiality of negotiations before termination of employment). Section 111A is inserted into the 1996 Act by section 14 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. Section 111A provides for evidence of negotiations about ending the employment relationship on agreed terms to be inadmissible as evidence in any subsequent unfair dismissal claim.
Published: 18/07/2013 21:35