Free without prejudice letter examples & templates

Negotiation Letters (aka Without Prejudice Letters)

You can adapt these template negotiation letters (also known as without prejudice letters) and send them off to your employer in order to negotiate a better settlement agreement exit package when you’re leaving your job.

They are written by us, so your employer will think that you’ve hired lawyers – this makes it much easier to obtain a fair deal because you will look like you know what you are talking about. If you want to know if you have a good case just request a  Free Consultation and we will be in touch.

Without Prejudice Letter: unfair redundancy procedure

This is a without prejudice letter written on behalf of a client who is unfairly made redundant. We claim that the redundancy procedure was conducted unfairly, including: unnecessary delays and poor communications that have caused the client unnecessary stress and anxiety; no attempt made to to consider an alternative placement for the client; and the failure to follow a meaningful consultation procedure. We suggest a settlement agreement with a starting point of 6 months’ salary, in addition to notice and other payments. We argue that this should be increased to reflect the loss of benefits and statutory rights as well as the legal costs the client has incurred in instructing us.

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Without Prejudice Letter: demoted whilst on sick leave, settlement proposal

This is a without prejudice letter in which we put forward a counter-offer for an exit settlement on behalf of our client. The client is off sick with work related issues but was told he had been demoted, given a final written warning and threatened with being sacked before his appeal and grievance had concluded. Against their promises, the Company has not helped him find alternative employment. We reject the employer’s settlement proposal and suggest that the unexpired notice, statutory redundancy, loss of income, pension contributions, outstanding bonuses, outstanding annual leave and future losses be taken into account in the final settlement.

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Without Prejudice Letter: raised a grievance and breach of confidentiality

This without prejudice letter is written on behalf of a client who has raised a grievance, and responds to the offer of a settlement agreement. We reject the proposed offer, with reference to the employer’s breach of confidentiality that has exacerbated the client’s anxiety. We make in known that our intention of resolving the matter swiftly and amicably is genuine, and point out that a swift resolution would save the employer time and expense. We counter-propose with an offer that includes: a termination date with full salary, holiday pay, payment of the difference in bonus between the current and next year, 6 months salary, a reference and a contribution to legal costs.

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Without Prejudice Letter: mishandled grievance and unfair constructive dismissal

A without prejudice letter written on behalf of a client who had issues at work at that were affecting his health and that lead to him raise a grievance. We uphold that the delay in the response to this grievance compounded the client’s anxiety, and that this has lead to a loss of trust in his employers to adequately support him in his return to work. We provide that the client has enough evidence to support a claim of constructive unfair dismissal. We propose a Settlement Agreement of 6 months salary that provides: contractual benefits, notice period, untaken holiday pay, and reflects the pain endured as well as the fact that the detriment to his health has made it unlikely for him to find another job soon.

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Without Prejudice Letter: unfairly dismissed and reinstated on appeal

A without prejudice letter written on behalf of a client who was unfairly dismissed, reinstated on appeal, and then resigned. We make the case that our client’s employer had committed a number of serious breaches to the employment contract, including: breach of trust, acting in an arbitrary or capricious manner, and the failure to follow correct disciplinary and grievance procedures. These breaches cumulated in a decision to reinstate our client, who then resigned. We propose a settlement agreement that reflects the basic award as well as the loss of earnings and of statutory rights.

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Without Prejudice Letter: made redundant on maternity leave

A without prejudice letter written by a solicitor on behalf of a client who was unfairly made redundant due to sexual discrimination whilst on maternity leave. We posit that this is not a genuine redundancy, arguing that: the company is healthy and growing, not expected to diminish in any way that causes redundancies in its workforce; that there is no genuine effort to find suitable alternative work for the client; and that another individual has replaced the client during the client’s maternity leave, and will continue to do so.

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Without prejudice no.1 in series: letter from employee's solicitor to employer

A without prejudice letter written on behalf of a client who had previously submitted a grievance appeal.

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Without prejudice letter no.2 in series: response from employer to employee's solicitor

In this without prejudice letter, the Employer’s lawyers respond to our proposal of an exit settlement.

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Without prejudice letter no.3 in series: second letter from employee's solicitor to employer

This is a without prejudice letter in response to a counter-settlement offer from our client’s employer.

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Without prejudice letter no.4 in series: response from employer to employee's solicitor

This letter is a response from the employer’s lawyer regarding an exit settlement proposal from us.

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