You may have heard the term “Compromise Agreements”. They were renamed Settlement Agreements, other than that they are pretty much the same thing. A settlement agreement is a legally enforceable document. It gives you peace of mind as a business owner that your employee won’t pursue matters further in a Court or Tribunal which could result in you being liable for compensation.
Parting company with a Director or a departing employee can be difficult. We have extensive experience in advising employers on the exit process to ensure that it is streamlined.
We can draft settlement agreements which are bespoke to the specific situation and advise you on the content, we can ensure that the process is completed swiftly and with minimum disruption to the business.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of us drafting a settlement agreement or how to exit an employee from the business please call us on 023 8064 4822 or email us for a free initial chat.
In Department for Work and Pensions v Brindley UKEAT/0123/16, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that it had jurisdiction to hear a second disability discrimination claim despite the parties settling a previous claim under a COT3. A COT3 is an agreement which records the terms of settlement of an employment tribunal claim, or potential claim.
In Mr R Banaszczyk v Booker Limited  UKEAT/0132/15/RN the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned the employment tribunal’s decision that a Warehouse Operative did not meet the tests under the Equality Act 2010 and was therefore not disabled at the relevant time.
The Lord Chief Justice, the country’s most senior Judge, has questioned whether the dock is ‘really necessary’ during Court appearances. It has been suggested that Defendants sit with their legal team in the main part of the Courtroom rather than being required to sit in the dock.
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