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Q: What does “without prejudice” mean? A: The term “without prejudice” basically means “without loss of any rights”. If there is a dispute between say an employer and an employee and negotiations are taking place with a view to reaching a settlement, a letter making a settlement offer should be marked “without prejudice” so that the offer cannot be construed by the recipient as a waiver of the other party’s rights and also cannot later be admitted in evidence before a court or employment tribunal without the consent of both parties.

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