Jargon Buster Employment Category - S-U

Schedule of loss

This is a document that establishes how much compensation an individual can get if they succeed with their case. There are many factors involved with the schedule of loss and legal advice should be sought to calculate an accurate amount.


This is an agreement with an employer to stop a case before it goes all the way to the employment tribunal. It may happen if both parties agree to compromise and end the dispute.

Trade union

This is an organisation made up of members who work in a particular trade. The union aims to protect and improve the interests of the members whilst at work. A trade union can support employees throughout an employment claim.