Compromise Agreement In Manchester

Compromise Agreement – Michael Lewin Solicitors; Are you an employer looking to terminate the contract of employment of an employee by use of a compromise agreement at your organisation in Manchester? Then you should consult with the highly qualified and experienced professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors to discover how our dedicated team could offer the advice and assistance that you need to ensure that the agreement protects the best interests of the company as well as handling the drafting of the documentation on your behalf.

HR Magazine published an article on 10 April 2012 reporting that “Government heeds Law Society advice on compromise agreements”.

The article states that “The Government has responded to Law Society calls for clarification about the validity compromise agreement stress and the Equality Act”.

It goes on to say that “Compromise agreements used extensively on termination of employment and you should provide for severance payment by an employer return for which the employee agrees not to pursue any claim before employment tribunal”.

Do you require expert legal advice and assistance from experienced professionals with regards to the formation of a compromise agreement with an employee or former employee at your organisation in Manchester? Then you should make a no obligation call to the experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors as our highly skilled professionals could use their expertise in advising on and assisting in alternative dispute resolution methods to help you to negotiate a deal that is fair compliant and financially viable without going through a time-consuming employment tribunal process.

The above-mentioned article further reports that “Section 147 of the Equality Act 2010 set out the requirements that must be satisfied to avoid women tribunal claims to compromise agreements. Crucially it stipulated that employees must receive advice from an ‘independent adviser’ about the terms of an agreement.”

It is reported that John Wotton president of the Law Society said: “The wording of this section casts doubt on whether a solicitor for the employee could be recognised as an ‘independent adviser’ for the purposes of preparing a compromise agreement. This could have rendered unenforceable any discrimination-related elements of a compromise agreement made following an employment dispute which the solicitor had up until that point given advice to the employee.”

It is further stated that “The Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Order 2012 which comes into effect in April 6 will amend section 147 by confirming that an employee’s lawyer can be an independent adviser for the purposes of preparing a compromise agreement”.

The employment and commercial law experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors could guide and assist your company in the formation of a compromise agreement with an employee whose contract of employment you are looking to bring to an end at your organisation in Manchester ensuring that the best interests of your business are protected whilst reaching a solution as swiftly and cost effectively as possible; so consult with our helpful advisers over a no obligation call today to discuss our services further on: 0113 200 9720.


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