Settlement / Compromise Agreements

If your employer has asked you to sign a settlement agreement, you should seek independent legal advice before committing to signing. The specialists at Clough & Willis Solicitors can help you to decipher the intricacies of settlement agreements, providing representation for you every step of the way.

To discuss your circumstances with an experienced solicitor, contact us by calling 0800 083 0815, or fill in an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you. 

What is a settlement agreement?

A settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employee and an employer. It is used to document the terms that have been agreed between both parties when your contract of employment is terminated, or where your employment is continuing but a dispute needs to be resolved. Usually, the employer will pay the member of staff a sum of money in return for the employee’s agreement to waive any claims that may otherwise have been pursued in an Employment Tribunal or court.

 The agreement is designed to provide certainty for both the employee and the employer. The worker will receive compensation within a fixed period, and the employer will know that they can not bring a claim against them. 

Where settlement agreements are generic, or not properly tailored to the parties involved, or in cases where the circumstances or legal requirements have not been met, the courts will be happy to find that the agreement is not enforceable. 

Why do I need a solicitor?

In order to use a settlement agreement to settle the claim or claims you have made against your employer, the following must be carried out: 

  • The agreement must be in writing.
  • The agreement must relate to a specific complaint that you have raised.
  • You must receive independent legal advice, which must cover the terms and effect of the proposed settlement agreement, including its effect on your ability to continue proceedings before a tribunal. 

The legal experts at Clough & Willis will advise on any potential claims that you may have against your employer, and whether the compensation that your employer is paying is adequate for the claims that are being compromised. 

We will ensure that you understand the legal issues and how the terms of the settlement agreement will affect your ability to pursue those claims. 

Contact Clough & Willis

Speak to the legal experts at Clough & Willis today for representation throughout the settlement agreement process. We have helped hundreds of employees, so are best placed to offer advice.

Contact us by calling 0800 083 0815, or fill in an online enquiry form and we will get back to you. 

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