Settlement Agreements – Catherine Higgins

With the Covid related upheavals to every aspect of our life, there are a lot of changes to workplaces.  Unfortunately, this has resulted in many people losing their jobs.  

 

Settlement agreements are formal documents to record the agreement reached between the employer and employee when the employment relationship ends, and we have noticed an increase in the number of people asking for help with settlement agreements. To be legally binding, the employee must take advice from an independent advisor such as a solicitor and the employer normally pays for this service, so you don’t need to worry about paying legal fees.

 

We can help at this very stressful time by explaining the meaning of the settlement agreement and ensuring that the legal formalities are dealt with correctly.  

 

It seems to be a feature of all settlement agreements that they are needed urgently. We are able to advise quickly with minimum fuss to the parties to ensure that the paperwork is completed, whilst complying with the current social distancing rules.

 

If you have been asked to sign a settlement agreement, contact me and I will be pleased to help. 

 

Useful information from the ACAS website:

https://archive.acas.org.uk/settlementagreements