I recently assisted a Settlement Agreement client negotiate a significant increase (almost double) to the compensation she received under the original terms of a Settlement Agreement offered by her employer. A summary of Miss X’s story is set out below but if you need help, call me on 01522 440512 for a free initial telephone consultation.
My Client’s Story
Miss X had been experiencing some very serious difficulties at work and had raised a grievance about bullying by her manager. 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 Settlement 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”.
Lincs Law Employment Solicitors Can Help You
If you have been offered a Settlement Agreement and you are not sure what to do, please call on 01522 440512 for a free telephone consultation. Alternatively, for more information about Settlement Agreements, please visit our website at https://lincslaw.co.uk/services/settlement-agreement/
Specialist Employment Solicitor
Lincs Law Employment Solicitors