New law makes it easier to sack people... or does it?

Sarah Coles
Vince Cable
Vince Cable

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New proposals for overhauling employment law include a new twist - which would allow employers to offer sacked staff a sum of cash in order to encourage them to go quietly - without incriminating themselves if the case ends up at tribunal.

So how would it work, and why aren't the experts getting more excited about it?