Settlement Agreements are becoming increasingly popular ways for employers and employees to conclude the employment relationship. The logic is that comfort is provided to the employer in that the employee is agreeing to waive the specific employment claims and the employee has the certainty of being clear that they will receive the benefits and payments listed and set out in the Agreement itself.
The Agreements themselves are likely to follow negotiations between the parties about the terms of any settlement and our team are happy to help with these negotiations as well. Recent law has introduced the idea of ‘protected conversations’ aimed at agreeing settlement of this nature and we are on hand to advise on these conversations and to explain their legal implications.
As for the Settlement Agreements themselves, we have experience in both drafting these Agreement and advising on their terms and our approach is to explain everything to you in a clear, accurate and timely manner.