A settlement (formerly compromise) agreement, when agreed and enforced, prevents an employee from raising a complaint for the majority of breaches of employment law in an employment tribunal.
When a dispute arises between an employer and employee, depending on the circumstances, it may be advisable to enter into negotiations with the employee through a pre-termination discussion or a Without Prejudice (protected) conversation, either of which may lead to the employee agreeing either that the dispute is settled or leaving the organisation in exchange for terms, usually including a sum of money as compensation. Where this happens, the terms are agreed between the parties in a legal document called a settlement agreement. The signing of such an agreement prevents the employee from raising a complaint for the majority of breaches of employment law in an employment tribunal.
Other than terminating employment, such agreements are useful for resolving disputes over matters, for example, disputes over holiday pay.
Roots HR has considerable expertise within this area, this can be particularly helpful to small and medium sized social sector organisations who may be unfamiliar with the process of settlement agreements. We can add value by:
All work will be scoped with you and a proposal is provided for your review and approval.
No – you won’t be signed up to any monthly fees or subscriptions. We’ll work with you to scope of the work, provide you with a quote for the one-off project – no hidden fees or contracts!
Our comprehensive, expert and pragmatic services can provide you with an assurance that your business is protected and employment tribunal risks mitigated.
In addition, as a social sector organisation ourselves, we can guide you through, or undertake on your behalf, complex negotiations where affordability or use of, sometimes charitable, funds is a key factor for your organisation.
A 5% discount is available on Roots HR’s hourly rate services for members of NCVO or Social Enterprise UK, Social Enterprise Mark Holders and Students/Fellows of the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
We have a number of free resources available:
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