Great Result for Settlement Agreement Client
I recently assisted a client negotiate a significant increase (almost double) to the compensation she received under the terms of a Settlement Agreement offered by her employer. A summary of Miss X’s story is set out below.
Miss X had been experiencing some very serious difficulties at work and had raised a grievance. Rather than support Miss X to resolve her difficulties through the grievance procedure, the company offered her a payment to leave, so long as she signed a Settlement Agreement. Miss X came to see me to go through the terms of the Agreement that had been offered.
My client was pretty downbeat when she first came to see me. She believed she had been made a good offer by the company and had no choice but to take it. She wasn’t totally wrong. The offer wasn’t completely unreasonable. However, my client was giving up a lengthy period of employment and she had done nothing to warrant her removal from the business. Her situation gave rise to a number of options, and one of those options including negotiating on the compensation payment and terms that had been offered.
Miss X took some time to consider her position before instructing me to negotiate on her behalf. After a short time and a good measure of bravery by my client in holding her nerve, I was pleased to be able to report that we almost doubled the compensation she received.
My client was delighted by the outcome and has already referred me to friends. I was also pleased to receive their personal feedback of “I have no hesitation in giving out recommendations for Lincs Law as what you did to help me was excellent”.
If you have been offered a Settlement Agreement or have any employment law problems, LincsLaw Solicitors can help. Please call on 01522 539501 or 01522 568410 to arrange a Fixed Fee Consultation or visit our website lincslaw.co.uk for more information about the services we provide.