Can Employers Spy on Employees’ Emails?

You may have read in the press recently that employers have been given the right to read employees’ emails and other electronic communications. The Daily Mail’s front page headline reads: Bosses were yesterday given the right to spy on staff emails It went on to explain that a ‘landmark ruling’ from the European Court of […]

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Should a Settlement Agreement include Restrictive Covenants?

Often an employer will want to include in your settlement agreement a clause that restricts your activities after the end of your employment. This is known as a restrictive covenant. Are such restrictions enforceable? Should you agree to them? The article tells you all you need to know about restrictive covenants in your settlement agreement. Are […]

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Should You Take Redundancy or Accept a Settlement Agreement?

If your employer is considering making redundancies, they may offer you a settlement agreement as an alternative. Is that reasonable? Which should you accept? In this article, I’ll explain why your employer may prefer you to agree a settlement agreement and how you can decide which to accept. A settlement agreement is an easier way to end […]

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