I recently assisted one of my clients secure almost double the compensation she had originally been offered by her employer to sign a Settlement Agreement. My client’s story, and how I can help you, 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 wrong. Her situation gave rise to a number of options, and one of those options including negotiating on the compensation 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. We achieved this by explaining by reference to the facts of the case the claims that my client could pursue, the realistic value of them, and the clear difference between the realistic value, and their initial offer. We also made the point that failing a fair deal, claims could be pursued in the Employment Tribunal.
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 recommendation 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 440512 to arrange a Fixed Fee Consultation or visit our website www.lincslaw.co.uk for more information about the services we provide.
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