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Employment settlement agreements, formerly known as compromise agreements.

Can I mention the settlement agreement in an employment tribunal if I turn the offer down? Catherine Wilson, Partner at Thomas Eggar LLP solicitors answers: Employment tribunals are an acquired and, some would say, expensive taste. It is therefore commonplace for employers and their advisors to seek to negotiate settlements with...
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has heard its first case concerning the law on protected conversations.Protected conversations have been around since July 2013 following the introduction of an amendment to the Employment Rights Act 1996, specifically section 111A. Protected conversations were introduced because some employers were hesitant to have sensible conversations...
Disciplinary Procedures and Settlement Agreements Q: I was asked to attend a disciplinary hearing without any notice or chance to bring a companion. At the end of the meeting I was offered a settlement agreement. I know I've not done anything wrong and feel my employer is putting me under...
Yes, it is a legal requirement to take legal advice upon settlement agreements. Settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements) are legally binding contracts which can be used to end the employment relationship on agreed terms. Their main feature is that they waive an individual's right to make a claim...
My boss is picking on me; he's offered me a settlement agreement to leave, what can I do? A settlement agreement offer made out of the blue can be a real shock and cause hurt and upset. It can feel like you are being bullied if you're the only person...
To agree or not to agree? Before answering that question just take a moment to consider what a settlement agreement is.  It’s just that: an agreement, albeit one that is legally binding and requires the employee to waive his or her legal rights to bring a claim for unfair dismissal,...
Companions and settlement agreement discussions Emma Newbould Employment Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors answers... Legal right? There is no legal requirement for your employer to allow you to be accompanied by a trade union representative or work colleague at a settlement agreement discussion (also known as a ‘protected conversation’) but it is good...
Post-termination Restrictions (also called Restrictive Covenants) My settlement agreement introduces new post-termination restrictions stopping me work for a competitor and requiring me to handover all of the information about my LinkedIn contacts and then delete them from my account. I've checked my employment contract and there's no restrictions in there....
Ask an Expert: Grievances and Settlement Agreements The short answer to the question is yes, you can, because all employees have the right to raise a grievance at any point during their employment. However, how much use it will be depends on the events leading up to the discussion about...
By Joanne O'Connell Q: I've been offered a settlement agreement. My employer is making my role redundant and I've been told I will get statutory redundancy plus an extra £1,000. In previous redundancy situations going back years the company has paid much more generous enhanced redundancies to employees.  Do I...