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At Settlement Agreement Solicitors London our objective is to provide you with no obligation free advice regarding the answers to your Settlement Agreement questions, for example: why a Settlement Agreement is a good idea and how Settlement Agreements are used to settle employment claims under English Law and to answer any other questions you may have on Settlement Agreements.
What is a Settlement Agreement?
A “Settlement Agreement” is a way in which employees and Employers can legally settle a dispute arising under a contract of employment. Section 203 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 ("ERA") stops an Employer in the UK from forcing an employee to sign away their legal rights except where a Settlement Agreement is used. Negotiating a Settlement Agreement is often straightforward but in some cases can prove to be more difficult. For instance, the employee may put a value on his or her claims above the amount the Employer is prepared to offer under the Settlement Agreement even though such amount may be above the employee's strict legal entitlement.