Settlement agreements guides

This series covers many elements of obtaining and negotiating settlement agreements.

 

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Ex Gratia Payments – What are they and how can I get one?

‘Ex gratia’ is Latin for “from good will.” Ex gratia payments in settlement agreements are great things if you can get them, because they offer a unique tax break only really available to employees who are leaving work after a dispute or redundancy situation.

Without Prejudice & Protected Conversations with your Employer

Without Prejudice & Protected Conversations are different to each other, but based on the same principle. Without prejudice is a legal term which means ‘without detriment to any right or claim’. In non-legal speak, this means that whatever is said or done on a without prejudice basis cannot later be used to your disadvantage should you decide to make a claim in an employment tribunal against your employer.

How to negotiate in Without Prejudice & Protected Conversations

Practical tips on how to negotiate an exit from employment when your employer has made an offer to terminate. This is Part 2 in the series of Without Prejudice & Protected conversations, where we show you how you can achieve the maximum value when leaving your job.

Settlement Agreements – How much should I get?

Settlement agreements (formerly known as a compromise agreement) are fairly common when leaving your employment, but whether you are getting a fair deal or not is a complex question.

Payment in lieu of notice & Garden leave in your Settlement Agreement

Payment in lieu of notice & Garden leave in your settlement agreement. Be aware of the variations of your notice period. A payment in lieu of notice in your settlement agreement means that your employer pays your salary, and perhaps also benefits, for your notice period, but you do not have to work during that time.

Settlement Agreements – Negotiating a better deal

Settlement agreements are fairly common when leaving your employment, but whether you are getting a fair deal or not is a complex question. Formerly known as a compromise agreement… A settlement agreement is a mutually binding agreement to end an employment contract and is negotiable.

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