Have you been asked to sign a settlement agreement?
If so, we can help. Normally you will be asked to sign a settlement agreement by your employer because you have either been asked, or otherwise agreed, to leave your employment in return for a sum of money. The settlement agreement will document the terms on which you are leaving your employment and, in addition to dealing with the financial terms, will include a commitment from you not to sue your employer. In our experience, the settlement agreement will also contain terms restricting what you can say about the circumstances of your departure from your employer and it might even restrict what sort of work you can do after you have left.
In order to be valid, you are required to take independent legal advice on the terms and effect of the agreement and that is where we can help. For many employees, being asked to enter into a settlement agreement can be daunting and stressful. Our role is to take away some of the stress from you and to ensure that you fully understand what you are signing, before you do so. In appropriate cases, we can also help negotiate the settlement terms, to get you a better outcome.
Usually your employer will contribute towards the cost of you taking legal advice. Where possible, we will do our best to complete the work within the budget set by your employer, provided it is reasonable and reflective of the complexity of your case. However, in those cases where we estimate that our fees are likely to exceed your employer’s contribution, we will make you aware of this in advance.
Our team are able to provide this advice face to face or over the telephone at your convenience therefore your location is not an issue to us.
Please contact us to arrange an appointment if you have been offered a settlement agreement.
I thought the Employment Team that dealt with my Settlement Agreement with my employer was excellent from start to finish. They were professional, knowledgeable, diligent, efficient and extremely pleasant to deal with.
Greene & Greene are highly knowledgeable, professional and approachable. They provided considerable support during an extremely difficult period. I had limited knowledge of employment law but always felt comfortable asking questions to further my understanding. I had every confidence and their advice was invaluable. I felt that they were realistic and fair in the advice that was offered.