Compromise Agreement In Wakefield

Compromise Agreement – ML Solicitors Legal Advice; Are you considering drawing up a compromise agreement with an employee so that you can avoid the need to go to an employment tribunal whether your business is based in Wakefield or anywhere else in the country?

Then do not hesitate to get in touch with the dedicated and highly skilled experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors who will be able to advise you on whether or not a compromise agreement is the optimum solution for you and your business.

A compromise agreement is a document that records an employee’s agreement not to pursue an employment related claim such as discrimination or harassment. In many cases a compromise agreement is in exchange for a settlement fee that you would be required to pay your employee. There are a number of different requirements need to be satisfied for a compromise agreement valid and these can include:

The agreement must state that the conditions that brought about the compromise agreement have been fulfilled.

The agreement must be in written form.

If you have mutually agreed severance terms with your employee then it may be possible to offer them a compromise agreement. This compromise agreement and any payment will provide a clean break and ensure that an employee will not be able to make a claim against you at a tribunal.

I am not sure if making a compromise agreement is the right decision for me and my business; can Michael Lewin Solicitors advise me on this if my business is based in Wakefield?

The experts at Michael Lewin Solicitors are happy to speak to you on a no obligation basis and discuss your situation fully. They will then be able to evaluate whether a compromise agreement is the best action to take in relation to any conflict with your employee. If they decide that a compromise agreement is the best way forward for your business and your employee then you will be provided with the legal experts to advise you on how to proceed.

As with all employment disputes it is best to avoid situations in which your employee feels that they were given no other choice than to resign or sign a compromise agreement. So if you have already told them that they dismissal is final it may not be possible to ask them to sign a compromise agreement. It is important to remember that if drying a compromise agreement was the idea of the employer they must be careful to ensure that the employee is given a range of options in regards to how they wish to proceed.

On 19 April 2013 an article was published on the NHS employers website describing how the NHS Employers Organisation had published new guidance for employers to provide clarity around the use of compromise agreements describing what the compromise agreement is and how to use one.

So contact Michael Lewin Solicitors today on 0113 200 9720if you have any questions relating to a compromise agreement whether your business is based in Wakefield or further afield.


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