I recently helped a Settlement Agreement client negotiate a significant increase (almost double) to the compensation she received under the terms of a Settlement Agreement offered by her employer. Read on for more….
My Client’s Situation
My client, who I will refer to as 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, her employer 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 very upset when she first came to see me. She believed the offer made was good and so she had no choice but to accept it. My client was partially right, the offer wasn’t terrible. That said, she was giving up a lengthy period of employment and had done nothing to warrant her removal from the business. I explained this meant she had options including negotiating on the compensation and terms offered.
Miss X took some time to consider her position before instructing me to negotiate on her behalf. After just a short period of time and a good measure of bravery by my client in holding her nerve, I was pleased to be able to almost double the compensation she received.
My client was delighted by the outcome and has already referred me to friends. I was also pleased to receive personal feedback of “I have no hesitation in giving out recommendations for Lincs Law as what you did to help me was excellent”.
Can Lincs Law Employment Solicitors Help You?
If you have been offered a Settlement Agreement or have any employment law problems, we would be happy to help you. Please call on 01522 440512 for a free initial telephone consultation. Alternatively, for more information browse our settlement agreement pages at https://lincslaw.co.uk/services/settlement-agreement/
Director, Specialist Employment Solicitor