Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreement are legally binding agreements in which the employee agrees not to pursue any claim they may have to an employment tribunal and in return the employer usually provides a severance payment. Notice, as outlined in the contract of employment, is usually included in the agreement and generally provides for a “payment in lieu”.

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How to Provide a Reference for a Former Employee

How to Provide a Reference for a Former Employee

Until a few years ago, with the exception of certain roles within the Financial Services industry there was no legal requirement to provide a reference for a former employee, unless the contract of employment specifically entitled them to one, however following a number of high profile cases all this changed and now all requests for references should be treated equally and the content should be given careful consideration.

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