Cable backs capping unfair dismissal payouts

Business Secretary Vince Cable is to announce that workers will face a cut in how much they can win for unfair dismissal at employment tribunals.

He will also back using settlement agreements, under which staff agree to leave without being able to go to a tribunal, but get a pay-off in return.

Speaking to BBC News Mr Cable said that proposals to make it easier to fire under-performing staff would not be made law.

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