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Litigation - Employment Settlement Agreements

Previously known as compromise agreements, entering into one of these brings your employment to an end by way of a legally binding document. The usual arrangement is that when the agreement takes effect you will receive compensation and in exchange for that you agree not to pursue any issues that you might have with your former employer by means of an employment tribunal.

When your employer presents you with a settlement agreement it is important for you to obtain independent legal advice which is where we can help you. Your employer will pay for the costs of our advice and we can assist you with the following:

  • Whether or not the terms of the agreement are reasonable.
  • Whether the compensation package is fair.
  • The limited circumstances in which you might be able to make a claim against your former employer.
  • What you can say, if anything, about the agreement.
  • Whether you will receive a reference.