- Business bosses are to be given stronger legal protections to fire under-performing staff.
- Settlement agreements - where employers can offer under-performing employees a pay off - could become more widely used to resolve disputes.
- If a worker accepts a deal it will become legally protected so it cannot be used later as evidence in any court case or tribunal.
- Plans for the proposals to change the limit on unfair dismissal payouts to a maximum of 12 months' salary or set it at an even lower figure.
- The Business Secretary wants to reduce the current £72,300 pay-off cap.
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