I’m being dismissed: do I need a settlement agreement?

Not every employer will offer every employee a settlement agreement on the termination of their employment. Does this matter? What are the benefits of a settlement agreement for employers and employees? And, do you have to use a lawyer (and… Read on

Top tips for a negotiated exit

Many people’s employment will end as a result of a mutually agreed settlement with their employer. This ensures that both parties can end their employment relationship formally –  usually with the payment of a termination package recorded in a settlement… Read on

Taxation of termination payments: some changes delayed

It was previously announced that the Government intended to start charging employer National Insurance Contributions on termination payments above £30,000 from April this year. However, it has now been confirmed that this change will not take effect until April 2019.… Read on

Settlement agreements – everything you need to know

Once a departure has been agreed, the aim of a settlement agreement is to give the employer confidence that the employee cannot bring any legal claims against them in the future. The benefit to the employee is that this will… Read on

What are pre-termination negotiations?

Pre-termination negotiations, or “protected conversations” are discussions between an employer and an employee that can be kept confidential from the Court or Tribunal provided certain requirements are met. This is a statutory right, under s.111A Employment Rights… Read on

What is a compromise agreement?

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… Read on

What is a settlement agreement?

A settlement agreement is a special agreement under which an employee can settle statutory employment claims (and others) against an employer. These agreements are common where an employee is leaving a business or where an employment tribunal or other… Read on

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