If you are reading this, you probably have a settlement agreement. This type of agreement can be used to settle disputes between the employer and employee and swiftly and amicably bring an end to the employee’s contract of employment.
In order to be effective, the employee must have received advice from a relevant independent adviser as to the terms and effect of the agreement and the ability of the employee to pursue a claim before an employment tribunal. Every solicitor within our firm is a relevant independent adviser within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and other corresponding Acts of Parliament including the Equality Act 2010. Call us or email us to book an appointment.
To proceed, call us to book a consultation with a solicitor. At the consultation, we will take some background from you and advise you of any claims that you have and whether the sum offered by the employer is reasonable. Following this, we take you through the settlement agreement explaining the significant clauses to you and suggesting amendments that you might want to make. Following this, we will liaise with your employer to make any necessary amendments. Once this has been done, we will send the agreement to you for signing which we will forward to your employer once we have received it from you. Your employer will then sign the agreement and send it back to us at which point there is a legally binding agreement. We will then send a copy to you for your records.
Your employer will normally contribute a minimum of £300 plus VAT towards your costs. It is possible to conclude the matter at the initial meeting by you signing and, if this is the case, then it is unlikely that there will be any further cost to you over and above the contribution that would be made by your employer.
For more information on settlement agreements visit our settlement agreements website.
We are able to have a consultation with you either in a meeting at our offices, by telephone or by Zoom. Call us to book a consultation.