UK Government Provides Further Details on “Protected Conversations”

    View Authors June 2012
    Last year the Government said it wanted to allow employers to have “frank discussions” with staff about performance or retirement without fear of such exchanges being used against
    them in subsequent Employment Tribunal proceedings. Since then there has been a great deal of debate about whether such conversations are a good idea, the circumstances in which they
    will be allowed to take place and what employers will and will not be able to say in the course of them. Finally we have been provided with a bit more detail, as the Government has issued the wording it would like to see introduced to implement its proposals. Sadly those questions remain largely unanswered. Allow us to explain why.