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Disciplinary sackings in the City are on the increase. But what are your rights, and why could a settlement agreement be your best route?

Employment lawyer Philip Landau from Landau Law Solicitors, looks at the position:

Disciplinary cases resulting in dismissals or suspensions have hit a 5 year high, after a crackdown on misbehaviour in the UK financial services sector. These recent statistics were obtained from law firm Pinsent Masons following a Freedom of Information Actrequest to the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The figures show that a total of 1,373 employees were either sacked or suspended in the City of London last year. This is a 76% increase from 2011. read more…