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Why Should I Sign a Settlement Agreement?

If you have been offered a Settlement Agreement by your employer, you may have some questions about whether it is in your best interests to sign it. There are many reasons as to why your employer may have offered you a Settlement Agreement, but usually, they will bring an employment dispute to an end. This will typically end the employment relationship too.

Fortunately, before you sign a settlement agreement, it is a legal requirement that you have proper legal advice concerning the agreement. This will allow your lawyer to look over the agreement for you and ensure what is being offered is fair. If you have been offered a Settlement Agreement, you can contact Gordon Turner for expert impartial advice. We are Settlement Agreement specialists and will always advise you honestly on what is the best route forward for your circumstances. To discuss your particular case with us, call us on {{CONTACT_NUMBER}} or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.

Should I Sign a Settlement Agreement?

When considering whether you should sign a Settlement Agreement, there are both general and specific matters to consider. Each of these is set out below.

Will it Bring a Difficult Employment Matter to an End?

This is one of the primary motives for putting a Settlement Agreement on the table. It allows both parties to get what they want, without involving an employment tribunal. It allows your employer to bring the employment relationship to an end without fear of tribunal action and ensures you will be fairly compensated.

Is There a Better Alternative?

However, a Settlement Agreement might not be the best option for your circumstances. You may wish to stay in employment, or the matter or dispute may be significantly serious to warrant employment tribunal action. Your lawyer will discuss these matters with you.

Is What is Being Offered Fair?

Your lawyer will be able to discuss with you the potential outcome, should you take your case to an employment tribunal. This should form the basis of what is offered in your Settlement Agreement. However, there are many things to take into account when determining whether a Settlement Agreement is a fair offer and not just the financial award offered. Your lawyer may be able to negotiate a better and fairer deal for you.

Contact Gordon Turner Settlement Agreement Lawyers

If you need specialist advice regarding a Settlement Agreement, contact us today. Before signing a Settlement Agreement, it is a legal requirement that an employee has had independent advice from a solicitor. We offer a "same day service’'. Normally we can do this by phone, but we can meet you anywhere in England if you prefer.

All we need is a copy of the Settlement Agreement, your manager’s (or human resources) name and email. You can contact us between 8:45 and 5:45 or fill in our form:

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