- Has your employer asked you to sign a settlement agreement?
- Have you been asked to agree to an exit package?
- Do you feel that you have a claim against your employer but would prefer to settle it rather than issue proceedings?
If so, it is important to understand your rights.
What is a settlement agreement?
A settlement agreement is a legal document used to settle employment claims. By signing the agreement, the employee waives their rights to make any future legal claim against the employer relating to their employment or the termination of it. Ordinarily the employer will make an enhanced payment to the employer as consideration for them signing.
Settlement agreements are often used as an alternative to disciplinary procedures, compulsory redundancy, or to resolve employment disputes.
It is important to be aware that a settlement agreement is only enforceable if the employee has sought independent legal advice. In most cases the employer contributes towards the cost of this legal help.
What can Pillinger & Associates do to help?
- offer bespoke advice on the terms of any settlement agreement and we can offer this advice to you in the comfort of your own home or on the telephone, whichever is convenient for you.
- work quickly for you, as employees are often given tight deadlines to decide on a potentially life changing issue.
- give you realistic advice based on years of experience.
- negotiate with your employer on your behalf if we believe the amount being paid to you is not enough (and we will also always do our best to ensure that the employer pays all the legal fees).
We have a history of obtaining high value settlements where employees have been treated badly so you can trust that we will get you the best deal possible.
If you have been offered a settlement agreement or would like to know more, please get in contact today to ensure you get the expert help and advice you need.
Please contact Amanda Pillinger on 01789 336 957 or email@example.com