What is a settlement agreement?

Settlement Agreements (previously: compromise agreements), prevent an employee from bringing claims against their employer.

Employment Settlement Agreements are quite common, it is the only way that an employer can be one hundred percent sure that an employee will not bring a future claim against them.

For example, it is possible for an employer to have a confidential conversation with their employee discussing terminating their employment, which may result in a Settlement Agreement being provided.

When an employee signs a Settlement Agreement, they are signing away their right to bring a claim against their employer.

An employee must also be given independent legal advice about the terms of the Settlement Agreement.

 

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The settlement agreement process will differ based on individual circumstances. We are happy to have a free and no obligation telephone call with you to discuss the settlement agreement provided to you or to discuss the merits of negotiating a settlement agreement.

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Settlement Agreements can be quite daunting as they are lengthy documents. Before an employment Settlement Agreement is legally binding, you must first obtain independent legal advice. Our team of employment experts offer an advice and sign off service.

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