The protected period
The protected period begins when a woman becomes pregnant and ends:
Recent headlines portray a picture of doom and gloom of actual and potential redundancies and lay-offs throughout many sectors of British industry. These issues are also complicated by the uncertainty about the current Brexit situation.
Settlement agreements have been around for a couple of years now, since the compromise agreement was renamed and a new legal structure was introduced in 2013, to allow employers and employees to have "protected conversations" about an employee's possible departure from the business.