Our settlement agreement solicitors can give you independent legal advice about your employment settlement agreement for a fixed fee, which is normally paid by your employer.
We can check the agreement and give you the right legal advice before you sign it.
Sometimes our solicitors may be able to negotiate with your employer to get you a better deal before you sign away your rights to make an employment tribunal claim.
You do not have to visit our offices, because our lawyers can carry out the review process remotely, by e-mail, telephone and video calls.
Make an appointment to get legal advice about your employment settlement agreement:
Phones are answered during our working hours (9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday) or you can e-mail us with your telephone number and we will be in touch on the next working day to arrange an appointment.
Employment settlement agreements are legally binding contracts which can be used to end an employment relationship on agreed terms.
Formerly known as compromise agreements, employment settlement agreements are a written legal agreement between an employee and their employer under which the employee agrees to settle an employment tribunal claim that they have or potentially have against their employer.
Employers and employees usually enter into an employment settlement agreement where the employer pays the employee a sum of compensation and the employee gives up their right to bring a tribunal claim or discontinues any proceedings that have been commenced. The agreement will often provide for arrangements for return of property and agree terms of a reference.
A settlement agreement is sometimes used by employers when people are being made redundant.
An agreement is used to settle potential claims including unfair dismissal, or workplace discrimination, which is why you need to get legal advice to ensure the settlement terms you are being offered are fair.
Sometimes our solicitors may be able to negotiate with your employer to get you a better deal before you agree to leave your employment under a settlement agreement.
It is a legal requirement that you get independent legal advice before signing an employment settlement agreement.
It is important to get the right legal advice, because once you sign the settlement agreement you will not be able to make a claim against your employer at an employment tribunal. This independent advice explains the meaning of the agreement before you agree to sign it.
Your employer will usually agree to pay legal fees for you to receive settlement agreement advice. We usually charge a fixed fee to review the agreement and give you advice. The amount can vary depending on the complexity of the agreement.
Our experienced employment lawyers, in our dispute resolution team, have represented people in hundreds of employment law matters and can give you the right settlement agreement advice.
Our settlement agreement solicitors in London can carry out the review process remotely, by e-mail, telephone and video calls, so you do not have to visit our offices.
Make an appointment for independent legal advice about your employment settlement agreement:
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