Employment Settlement Agreements

Settlement of an employment claim should be recorded in a compromise agreement.

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Compromise Agreements

Settlement agreements are usually used to record the terms of an employee leaving their employment, whether by reasons of redundancy or otherwise.  They give certainty to both employer and employee.   A well prepared agreement will give certainty to an employer that they will not face a claim arising from the termination in the future, and certainly to the employee of the sums to be paid, and any reference to be given to any new employer.

By convention, the employer usually pays or contributes to the cost of the employee receiving independent legal advice on the terms on a settlement agreement, so please get in touch.

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    Frequently asked questions

    Q: Do I have to sign a Settlement Agreement?

    A: No, but a properly assessed payment paid under the terms of a settlement agreement should reflect the employee’s likely claims, so avoid expensive and stressful tribunal proceedings

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    After graduating from Leeds University, Andrew trained with the firm and qualified as a solicitor in 1984. He has specialised in commercial work since 1989 building a solid reputation for advising a wide variety of clients – from small start up ventures to national organisations.

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    Paul takes pride in being a “problem solver” for his clients. In commercial litigation and employment matters he advises clients on a broad range of disputes and problems in the civil courts, striving to nip problems in the bud and minimise the impact on you or your business. Paul studied law at the University of Liverpool and qualified in 2005. He joined Dootsons in 2013, after working for law firms in Bolton and Altrincham, and became a Partner at Dootsons in May 2016. Paul is also an LSM accredited mediator.