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Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreements Solicitors York, Wetherby & Malton

A settlement agreement can be a useful means of bringing an employment dispute to an end. Whether you are an employer or employee, there are advantages to entering into a settlement agreement. We can help.

Our experienced lawyers can help you draft and negotiate the terms of a settlement agreement and advise on the terms that may be suitable for your circumstances. If you are an employee, it is a legal requirement that you obtain independent advice on the terms of any settlement agreement offered to you by an employer. To arrange an appointment with one of our employment solicitors, call us today on 01904 716000 (York), 01937 583210 (Wetherby), 01653 692247 (Malton), or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.

Settlement Agreement Lawyers, Yorkshire

Ware & Kay’s employment lawyers provide advice and assistance with settlement agreements to both employers and employees. As a result, we have an in-depth understanding of settlement agreement terms and can help get the best outcome for you.

For employers

If you are having problems with an employee, or you suspect they may bring a claim against you at an employment tribunal, a settlement agreement can be used to bring the dispute to an end. Initiating discussions with such an employee can be challenging, so it is best to contact us before you approach the employee about a settlement agreement.

We can advise you on what might be an appropriate settlement amount and on the other terms of the agreement. You may wish to include terms which prevent the employee from discussing the settlement agreement or stipulating that the employee work the rest of their time at your place of work on garden leave. You may also include terms preventing the employee from making derogatory comments about your or your organisation, and reinforce any restrictive covenant contained in their contract of employment. We will carefully draft the agreement to ensure that your position is protected.

For employees

If your employer has offered you a settlement agreement, you must seek proper legal advice on the terms of the agreement. Our solicitors will look at your circumstances and determine what might be a fair settlement for you. We can then negotiate the terms with your employer. For example, they may offer you a monetary settlement far below what is fair, or you may wish to include other benefits as part of your settlement. We can also help to ensure other favourable terms for you, such as a good reference and preferable leaving date. 

Contact our Settlement Agreement Lawyers in Yorkshire

If you are an employer or an employee and you need advice and assistance with settlement agreements, get in touch with our team today. For a confidential discussion about initiating a conversation with an employee about a settlement agreement, or for advice on how to ensure a settlement agreement is fit for purpose, please contact us on 01904 716000 (York), 01937 583210 (Wetherby), 01653 692247 (Malton), or complete our online enquiry form. We look forward to assisting you.