We regularly advise employers in relation to settlement agreements and the circumstances in which it would be appropriate to offer a settlement agreement to an employee. Similarly, if an employee has proposed a settlement agreement, we can offer advice to employers in relation to how best to handle this situation.
If you intend to offer a settlement agreement to an employee, we will prepare a bespoke draft agreement to ensure that it meets your exact requirements.
Prior to drafting the settlement agreement we will review the employee’s contract of employment to ensure that any obligations that ought to continue after the employment relationship has terminated are restated in the agreement. This will generally include obligations in terms of confidentiality and restrictive covenants.
If you are a retained client of Just Employment Law, the preparation of settlement agreements and all negotiations leading up to and including the conclusion of the agreement will be included in your fixed annual fee.
Find out more about our fixed fee services for employers and HR departments