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Issue 228: Women in the arts

  • Women in the arts

    01 Nov 2010

    Negotiating the exit of senior staff can be a tricky process. Paul Seath explains how best to tackle the potential legal pitfalls

    Usually, employers wishing to dismiss an employee will endeavour to follow a fair process. With senior staff however, such processes can be particularly difficult. One alternative is to dispense with standard procedure, strike a deal whereby the employee leaves, receives compensation, and settles all claims. This is not easy or cheap, but if your senior staff member is failing to meet an appropriate standard, it’s one option worth considering.

    Abrupt dismissals can result in claims... more

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