If your employer has offered you a compromise agreement, otherwise known as a settlement agreement, you may be feeling a range of emotions – shocked about being asked to leave your role, nervous at the prospect of facing unemployment and concerned about your financial security.
New rules introduced in September 2013 mean that your employer is now able to offer you shares in the business, but it also means forfeiting some of your employment rights. How will this work and what will it mean to you as an employee?
This summer has brought an air of optimism to the country, mostly fuelled by the heat wave, Andy Murray winning Wimbledon, the on-going demolition of the Aussies in the ashes and some economic news that seems to indicate things are getting better. Oh, and a baby named George.