Employment Solicitors

We have specialist employment lawyers at Jacobs Legal who are well experienced in all aspects of employment law. Jacobs Legal will guide you on any claims that your staff might have and whether those may lead to an Employment Tribunal hearing or advise you as to whether you should sign a Settlement Agreement. Such claims include,

Settlement Agreement Solicitors

Settlement agreements are legal documents that are commonly used to resolve disputes or claims between employers and employees. They usually involve the employer making a payment to the employee in exchange for the employee agreeing not to pursue any further legal action against the employer.

  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Wrongful Dismissal
  • Discrimination (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation)
  • Redundancy Rights
  • Minimum wage
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Stress at work

Both employers and employees are guided and represented by us in a range of cases, including tribunals, workplace grievances and settlement agreements. What’s more, our advocates are able to provide a helping hand when you need it, even if that involves representation in court of law. No matter what the position is, we will listen to you and work with you to obtain the best result.

What is a
settlement agreement?

A Settlement Agreement is a legal document which Employers give to Employees, documenting the termination of employment.

Usually, your employment will terminate on a specific date (called the Termination Date) and you’ll be paid your salary up until that date.

You’ll also usually receive a Compensation Payment (sometimes called a Termination Payment, or an Ex-Gratia sum).

Experienced in representing employees and business in employment matters

We understand the implications that a problem in professional life can have for your personal life, because of this we strive to make the procedure as clear and attainable as possible that will help you to achieve the best result.

We will guide you in the best way to approach problems such as workplace disciplinary, harassment and discrimination. Our settlement agreement solicitors Manchester are familiar with the hardships that workers face at the time when they have to raise a formal grievance or defend disciplinary action.

We are ready to provide services to those employees who have been offered a settlement agreement, or who want to take their case to an Employment Tribunal. We will assist in the proceedings and will provide legal representation where it required, in these cases.

How we can help.

Often we see clients who are currently off work with work-related stress due to these circumstances. They can be due to a new manager or being put under a performance review/capability procedure, or they can be as a result of disciplinary.

Jacobs Legal will then advise you what those potential claims might be worth in an Employment Tribunal and then together we can decide whether you should sign the Settlement Agreement or not. We are often instructed to negotiate the Settlement Agreement by seeking additional compensation or making changes to the wording of the agreement.

The benefits of signing
an agreement

  • Settlement Agreements offer a clean break
  • They are a quick and relatively simple way to get a pay off when leaving a business
  • They can avoid the need for disciplinary / capability / performance review procedures which can be stressful and worrying.
  • They give certainty when an Employment Tribunal gives you none
  • A tribunal only awards you compensation, it cannot reverse the decision; a settlement agreement is a clean slate.
  • You can often get a reference from your employer
Cost implications?

Nothing, because your employer usually contributes to legal costs and your costs with us are usually no more than that figure. It’s usual for the contribution to be at least £350.00 plus VAT but don’t worry if it’s not, we can still assist.

For more complex matters or higher value settlements, the fee can be £450.00 – £600.00 plus VAT.

We only work on the basis of fixed fees – so the fee will be agreed with you before you ask us to work on your behalf.

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