This letter is a response from the employer’s lawyer regarding an exit settlement proposal from us. They agree to an ex-gratia £30,000 payment with accrued holiday and pay in lieu of 4 weeks’ notice but do not agree to re-payment of 5 months’ salary at 75% rate. Instead they offered for a reference to be agreed with the client’s manager. This is a continuation of a series of letters regarding a grievance and subsequent settlement negotiations. Letter no.5 can be accessed here.
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From: [Company Lawyer]
Sent: [22nd September 2016] [15:31]
To: [Employee’s Lawyer]
Subject: Re: Without Prejudice Your Client [Employee]
In Strictest Confidence
Dear [Employee’s Lawyer],
Thanks for your time on the phone earlier.
As discussed I am unable to accept your offer.
However I can propose the following:
- An ex-gratia compensation payment of £30,000 as indicated in my email of [19th September 2016];
- Payment of accrued holiday pay (as discussed I will get an accurate figure for this – reflecting a small deduction for holiday days purchased but not, in the event fully paid for by your client)
- Pay in lieu of 4 weeks notice.
- Reference to be agreed between [Manager] and your client (bearing in mind [Manager] policy of providing factual information only in references).
This offer will remain open until [17:00] on [Friday 30th September] and is subject to contract
I look forward to hearing from you when you have had an opportunity to speak with your client.
[Company Lawyer name and signature]