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East Lancashire warning on unfair sacking payouts
4:00pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
AN East Lancashire employment expert is warning businesses to stick to their usual legal procedures, despite plans to limit unfair dismissal payouts.
Business Secretary Vince Cable is consulting on plans to limit compensation claims by workers who believe they have been unfairly dismissed to a maximum of 12 months’ salary.
But Oliver McCann, partner in the employment team at Napthens solicitors’ Blackburn office, on the Greenbank Business Park, said the changes would mostly have a minimal impact.
He said: “The proposals are simply tinkering with the system, not addressing big issues.
“Businesses must be aware that these changes are not intended to make it easier for businesses to dismiss staff, but rather reduce the burden of red tape and costly tribunals.
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