A settlement agreement (formally known as a compromise agreement) is a legally binding document that records an employee’s agreement not to bring certain legal claims against their employer (or former employer), usually in return for a sum of money and/or a reference.
If you have been offered a settlement agreement then our specialist team of employment solicitors can provide you with straightforward, practical advice as to the terms of the agreement. If you are not happy with the terms of the settlement that has been offered, we also have the experience and expertise to help negotiate you a better deal
We understand that leaving your employment can often be a stressful time and we pride ourselves on making the process as painless as possible.
We can meet you at our offices in Doncaster or Sheffield to go through the settlement agreement or we can go through the agreement with you on the phone or via Skype. If the matter is urgent, in most cases we will be able to offer you an appointment on the same or next working day.
In terms of costs, as part of the settlement agreement, the employer will often include a provision for legal costs. In the vast majority of cases we will not charge any more than your employer has agreed to contribute to your legal costs.
If you have any questions regarding settlement agreements, or if you would like to book an appointment to discuss a settlement agreement that you have been offered, please do not hesitate to give our employment law team a call.
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