Negotiation Information for Settlement Agreements – Monaco Solicitors

Negotiations

Learn how to negotiate a settlement agreement (aka compromise agreement), by browsing our advice articles and template letter examples. These free resources will help you to negotiate your compromise agreement deal. Of course if you want the professionals to negotiate for you then you’ve come to the right place too.

How to Negotiate Settlement Agreements

Negotiating settlement agreements (also known as compromise agreements) can be a daunting prospect, and in this article we take an in-depth look at how you, the employee, should go about it.

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How Much Money Should I Get in my Settlement Agreement?

In this article, we try to look at some of the factors which might indicate how much you should get from your settlement agreement. We've broken these down into ‘internal’ & ‘external’ factors.

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Redundancy

Negotiating better redundancy pay for your settlement agreement is often the first thing on your mind when made redundant. We can often find grounds to negotiate a higher figure.

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15 Tips for Negotiating Settlement Agreements

Our employment lawyers share their tips on how to behave, and what actions to take, when you are still at work but have made a grievance, or are trying to negotiate an exit package in order to leave.

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T.U.P.E. – Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)

TUPE is the acronym for an obscure law called ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006’. A TUPE transfer could be, for example, a purchase of one company by another company.

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Are You Being Bullied or Harassed in the Workplace?

Bullying and harassment at work is becoming more common. According to a recent study, 75% of participants said they had been the victim of, or had seen others subject to, bullying or harassment at work.

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Payments in Lieu of Notice & Settlement Agreements

A settlement agreement with payment in lieu of notice means that your employer pays your salary, and perhaps also benefits, for your notice period. You do not have to work during that time.

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Is my redundancy fair? Correct redundancy procedure explained

If you find yourself in a redundancy dispute with your employer it is firstly important to find out if your redundancy is fair. If the redundancy is not fair then it could amount to an unfair dismissal.

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Grievance Procedure

Understanding the grievance process is crucial if you wish successfully to raise a grievance with your employer. We take you through the process of instigating a formal written grievance process.

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How to Write a Grievance Letter

How to write a grievance letter to your employer is an important skill. A good one aids chances of entering into a settlement agreement whereby you receive a tax free lump sum payment from your employer.

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Attending a Grievance Meeting: Dos and Don’ts

A grievance meeting is an important step in trying to resolve the issues that you have with your employer.

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Without Prejudice Meetings

Without prejudice meetings in employment situations are held to discuss how much money your employer is willing to offer you as part of your exit package. ‘Without prejudice’ essentially means ‘off the record’.

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Without Prejudice Settlement Agreements and Letters

If you have a document marked ‘without prejudice settlement agreement’ then you are probably an employee wishing to resolve your workplace dispute or negotiation in the context of UK employment law.

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How to Keep Records (And Win Your Case)

It's important to collect as much evidence to support your case as you can, while you can (preferably while still in employment). We explain how to keep records, and exactly what information it’s important to record.

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Subject Access Request

You may have heard about your right to make a ‘subject access request’ – this can be an effective way of encouraging your employer to offer you an exit package and enter into a settlement agreement with you.

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Monitoring Communications

Your employer may attempt to monitor your electronic communications if they believe that you are attempting to set up business in competition with them or perhaps act in a way contrary to any restrictive covenants.

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Are Employers Entitled to Investigate Your ‘Private’ Correspondence?

In this article we use a case study to illustrate why your employer is allowed to check your emails if they are sent from your work email, and impact on work related matters.

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Taking Confidential Documents

In this article we explain the law behind whether you can take confidential documents from your employer, and relate this to relevant case studies to illustrate the rules and repercussions.

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Changes to Your Contract of Employment

Frequently employers will attempt to alter your contract of employment without offering you a fair pay-rise or other benefits in return. We explain what to look out for, you don't get the wool pulled over your eyes.

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Restrictive Covenants, Settlement Agreements & Injunctions

Restrictive covenants are a common feature in contracts of employment and settlement agreements. They operate to restrict you from doing certain things after termination of your employment.

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Wrongful dismissal and gross misconduct

Wrongful dismissal is a misleading phrase, not to be confused with unfair dismissal. Wrongful dismissal actually means that you were dismissed and then you weren’t paid your notice period.

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Dismissed and reinstated on appeal

Depending on the circumstances surrounding the original dismissal it may be worth entering into ‘without prejudice’ negotiations with your employer to see if you can agree an exit package.

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6 Common Scenarios Leading to Negotiation of a Settlement Agreement

What situations lead to a case of constructive dismissal? We’ve identified the common scenarios which will lead to a case for constructive dismissal, or where a negotiation is both likely – and likely to be fruitful. We want you to be able to identify when your employer has taken the decision,...

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Why The Two Year Employment Threshold Matters

Have you worked for your employer for more than two years? Before you start to look into your employment case, there is one fundamental issue that every employee needs to know: if you have less than two years’ continuous employment with your employer, your employer can dismiss you by giving you...

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Performance Improvement Procedures (PIP)

One of the most common scenarios which leads to a settlement agreement is the commencement of performance management procedures - aka ‘PIP’ (performance improvement plan) - for an employee.  If an employer has sufficient concerns about your performance to the extent that they are willing to engage you in formal...

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Is the company you work for being acquired by, or merging with, another corporation? Mergers and acquisitions were famously called “murders and executions” in the 1980s, the reason being that the results of neither were pretty! In the cases we see involving mergers and acquisitions, often jobs are lost, lines of...

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Role Erosion in the Workplace

Do you feel like your job role is slowly disappearing? Role erosion is an old phrase that we used to use in the 1990s to describe the process by which an employer gently eases out an employee. The employee is blissfully engaged in the role they have held for years, when...

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Mental Health Issues

Have you been absent from work because of a mental health issue? Mental health is one of the most challenging issues of our times; accepted by parliament and the NHS to be a national (and indeed global) epidemic. Yet, take time off for stress or depression, or reveal any other sort...

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