A Compromise Agreement is the old name for Settlement Agreements.

A Compromise Agreement (or Settlement Agreement) is a special type of agreement through which an employee can settle claims against an employer. An employee cannot contract out of their legal rights to bring employment claims to a tribunal unless this is done in a particular form. Claims can be settled through ACAS or through a Settlement Agreement.

An employee must receive legal advice from an independent legal adviser before the agreement is signed. These agreements are common where an employee is departing from the business or where a claim has been started.

Whether you are an employee or employer, if you need help and advice with a Compromise Agreement contact Springhouse Solicitors. We are a firm of dedicated employment law specialists that won’t bog you down in legal jargon.

To find out more about compromise agreements take a look at our extensive guide to the process. Alternatively, get in touch with our team if you would like us to help you with a settlement agreement.

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