Employees that are faced with a settlement agreement have to seek legal advice and employers will pay their fees!
This means our service to you as an employee is completely FREE and therefore risk free, giving you access to the professionals you deserve. If the settlement agreement and all the proposed terms are already something you are happy with and prepared to accept (despite what we may advise you) we will get the matter processed as fast as possible, in some cases the very same day!
Far too many solicitors offer this service without the expertise and knowledge of employment law and therefore cannot offer you a guarantee that you will receive the compensation you deserve!
With over 20 years’ experience in negotiating settlement agreements and in complex arena of employment law we know you can be rest assured we have your best interest as our number one priority.
If you have been approached by your employer asking for you to sign a settlement agreement get in touch today for your FREE no obligation consultation by either phone or email, or request a call back on a date and time suitable to you to speak with one of our down to earth, friendly and approachable advisors.
Our Settlement Agreements (formally known as compromise agreements) are fully compliant and we ensure to advise and negotiate the best package to protect and suit you. In practice, there is little difference between a Compromise Agreement and a Settlement Agreement. However, under the terms of the new Settlement Agreements, discussions about the offer of such an Agreement cannot be used in an ordinary unfair dismissal claim unless there has been improper behaviour by the employer such as placing undue pressure on the employee to get it signed. If you feel this has happened to you it is important you notify your advisor during your FREE consultation.
If the idea of a settlement agreement has been introduced by the employer and has come as a little bit of a surprise to you it is not unusual to require a couple of days to get over the initial shock and have time to get used to the idea. It may be comforting to know that settlement agreements are very common between employers and employees today and by the very nature of them being confidential people won’t be discussing that they too may have also agreed to terminate their employment at some point in time through either a settlement agreement or a compromise agreement.
Key points about settlement agreements
- Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts that waive an individual’s rights to make a claim covered by the agreement to an employment tribunal or court.
- The agreement must be in writing.
- They usually include some form of payment to the employee and may often include a reference.
- They are voluntary.
- They can be offered at any stage of an employment relationship.
Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts which can be used to end an employment relationship on agreed terms. These agreements can be proposed by either an employer or an employee, although it will normally be the employer. The main points for employees to be aware of is that in exchange for the employer offering the employee an agreed settlement sum the employee is agreeing to waive their rights to bring any future claims against the company / employer (with the exception of pension rights and personal injury claims) and the employee must not discuss the terms of the agreement with any outside third party or say anything detrimental regarding their employer / company. The payment is ordinarily tax free if under £30,000.00 and the employee is therefore not obliged to declare any sum of money they receive by way of a settlement agreement.
Once a valid settlement agreement has been signed, the employee will be unable to make an employment tribunal claim about any type of claim which is listed on the agreement.
The support we have received from Laveer Legal has been extremely good. Our contact, Samantha, has always responded promptly to any questions or advice we required, and often followed up when we had not responded, including emails out of hours. An extremely professional service with a friendly informal approach – the perfect balance. Five Star review Rob Slater, Center Manager
New Mills Town Council On seeking out a Barrister and Employment Legal Specialist, Ben Norman and Samantha Quinn of Laveer Legal were approached as highly recommended suppliers of advice in the area of Employment Law / Human Resources , to advice, guide and represent the Council in a Employment Tribunal Hearing. Within a very short period of only one week after engagement, both Ben and Samantha, had worked their way through what can only be described as a very long running and complex case, and it is more than fair to say had a very firm understanding of the issues involved. It was glaringly obvious that the engagement of both Ben and Samantha, ensured the success of the case in favour of the Council, as both had a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with such matters Ben and Samantha went that extra mile in providing support and immediate responses, to any difficult situation that arose around the time of the hearing. They both have a strong mix of being Professional and Affable, with definite defined communication skills, which made working with them a very pleasant and stress free experience. I would highly recommend Ben and Samantha of Laveer Legal, for any organisation who are seeking a quality professional service provider, to deal with employment and human resources matters, without hesitation. David Ian Lamb. Chair of the Council
The team at Laveer are consummate professionals….diligent, knowledgable, responsive and always willing to go the extra mile. I recommend their services highly
I commissioned Ben Norman and Samantha Quinn from Laveer Legal to review a contract for me. In almost 20 years of commissioning employment advice in 5 different countries, I don’t know when I have ever had such a concise and clear response. They put my mind at rest on some issues; confirmed my concerns about other points and provided me with solid arguments with which to address them in negotiations; and raised some further issues for me to be aware of. I couldn’t have asked for more, and I would certainly recommend their services.