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Stirling Ackroyd Legal have a number of years of experience in helping employees get what they want with their settlement. If you are in a position to check over your offered package and need a quick turnaround, one of our solicitors will be more than happy to help you.
What is a Settlement Agreement?
A settlement agreement brings the relationship between employer and employee to a formal end. It records in detail any settlement that you have reached with your former employer.
What happens if I sign the agreement?
If you sign a settlement agreement you waive your right to bring legal action against your former employer, in exchange for a financial payout.
A settlement agreement will be legally binding if all of the following criteria are met:
- It must be in writing
- It must only relate to your dispute, and cannot be used as a barrier to future claims against your employer
- You must have received legal advice before entering into a settlement agreement. The agreement must refer to whom you have consulted, and they must hold professional indemnity insurance
- The agreement must state that all conditions have been met
What happens if I don’t sign the agreement?
If you do not agree with the terms of the agreement, you are able to dispute the contents through our experienced solicitors. Our settlement team is able to help with any contract dispute big or small.
Why is legal advice essential?
Your settlement agreement will cover aspects such as the amount of money that you are to be paid and when this is due, whether you will receive a reference from your employer, whether you are bound by confidentiality in relation to the settlement agreement and whether your employer is required to meet your legal expenses. Because of the binding nature of your settlement agreement, as well as the numerous criteria that need to be met, it is essential to get legal advice at the earliest opportunity.
I’ve only been given a few days to get this agreed. Am I too late?
Not at all. Our team are geared to ensure your agreement is checked, approved by you and your employer within 24 hours of you making your initial enquiry. In some cases, this can be quicker, dependent on the circumstances.
How much will it cost me?
Nothing! Our specialist team will liaise with your employers to take care of all the costs. You owe us nothing.
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