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With so much time spent at work it is quite common that during our working lives the relationship between the employee-employer may change, this could lead to either choosing to consider the terminating of their working relationship. It is very common when the relationship ends it is as a result of a dispute that one has with the other, which cannot be resolved to one party’s satisfaction.

Regardless of the situation that prompts the employer or employee to consider terminating the employer-employee working relationship, one of the most common ways it can be settled is through the use of what are called Settlement Agreements or Compromise Agreements.


Settlement Agreements Birmingham | Compromise Agreements – What are they?


A Compromise Agreement or Settlement Agreement is a legal document that, in the eyes of the law, ends the company or employer-employee relationship. It is more than common for the employer to suggest the use of a Compromise Agreement or Settlement Agreement however employees are also entitled to use them or ask for one .


When a Compromise Agreement or Settlement Agreement is drawn up, its terms MUST be specific to whatever situation has led to it being written up. While most of the terms of the Agreement will be subject to negotiation, MOST Compromise or Settlement Agreements allow an employee to relieve themselves from their current position. A company or employer will normally agree to this in exchange for the employee to wave any rights that they have to bring the company or employer before an Employment Tribunal. The company involved will normally provide a positive reference to allow their former employee to look for another job and compensate them with a level of financial compensation.


What do I do with a Settlement Agreement?


Before a Compromise Agreement or Settlement Agreement can be recognised as being valid, an employee must receive independent legal advice from a fully qualified employment solicitor, like us, who’s firm has professional indemnity insurance on the substance and legality of the written legal document.



Do I have to accept the terms of a Settlement Agreement or compromise agreement?



Before an employee settles on a Settlement agreement or Compromise agreement, they should seek legal advice on its content and meaning . It is not written in stone or compulsory to agree with what the employers have written in the Settlement Agreements or Compromise Agreement. If the employee is not satisfied with the Settlement Agreement’s terms, they may tell their employment solicitors to communicate this, in writing, to the company or employer. This will normally result in employers providing a revised copy of the agreement to the employee. Until the Settlement Agreements are agreed and is signed by both the employer and employee, the employer-employee relationship will remain as is.

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What happens when I accept the terms of a Settlement Agreement or Compromise Agreement?


When both the employee and employer decides that the terms of a Settlement Agreement are acceptable, after having getting independent legal employment law advice, they may both sign the document. After receiving the legal document the employer will then identify what is to be the ‘Termination date’ of the relationship. The employee will leave their post immediately and waive any rights they would have had to bring a claim before an employment tribunal.


Contact our Settlement Agreement Lawyers Today

If you are looking at using a Compromise Agreement or Settlement Agreements, speak to our expert employment solicitors as soon as possible. Our experts will provide the best advice, which takes into consideration the terms of the written agreement. Pick up the phone and call our employment law team now or fill out a contact us form on this page outlining the main points of your case.