Acas Time To Consider Settlement Agreement

كتب - آخر تحديث - 8 سبتمبر 2021

Thompsons believes that the threshold for inappropriate behaviour should not be too high. Our starting point is Lord Kerr`s comments in Gisda Cyf v Barratt [2010] IRLR 1073 that workers “are in a more vulnerable position than the employer”. As we mentioned above, it is likely that vulnerability will be increased when a single employee discusses the possibility of termening the employment relationship. We would therefore be in favour of a broad view of what might be “inappropriate” in order to take into account the likely inequality of bargaining power between the parties. If a lawyer advises you on a settlement agreement, but you decide not to accept the proposed terms, you may still have to pay all of your lawyer`s fees. Most employers (and their lawyers) use standard comparison agreements designed as a “one size fits all”.