Settlement agreements

A settlement agreement is a deal reached between an employer and employee to end the employment relationship on agreed terms and usually on a confidential basis. The employee agrees not to bring an employment tribunal or court claim about the issues covered in the settlement agreement, often in return for a compensation payment. Settlement agreements were previously known as compromise agreements.


Academics forced to sign NDAs to cover up bullying and harassment allegations

Dozens of academics have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements to stop bullying, discrimination and sexual misconduct allegations coming out,...

Government reveals limited use of NDAs within civil service

19 Feb 2019

The government’s chief people officer has told MPs that since 2015 there have been just six instances of non-disclosure agreements...

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Penny Mordaunt promises consultation on NDAs

11 Feb 2019

Sir Philip Green allegations prompt minister for women and equalities to look into limiting non-disclosure agreements

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Nine New Year’s resolutions for HR

8 Jan 2019

You may be eating more healthily, exercising more or doing dry January, but for HR professionals returning to work, legal...

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Google responds to walkout by ending ‘forced arbitration’

9 Nov 2018

Google has announced it is to end its controversial “forced arbitration” policy under which employees in the US must agree...

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Conducting termination discussions successfully (webinar)

1 Nov 2018

The heightened media interest in “gagging clauses” means that now may be the time to review your organisation’s approach to...

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Google workers stage global walkout

1 Nov 2018

Staff and freelancers at Google offices across the world are walking out in protest of the tech giant’s treatment of...

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Sir Philip Green named as businessman in sexual and racial harassment scandal

25 Oct 2018

Billionaire named as the man at the centre of the "British #MeToo" scandal...

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Government to examine use of NDAs in employment disputes

25 Oct 2018

Theresa May has said the government will bring forward a planned consultation on the use of non-disclosure agreements in employment...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2018 – Brexit and executive pay ratios

4 Sep 2018

While progress has been made in some areas of the Brexit negotiations, including agreement on the rights of EU citizens...

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Workplace protected conversations shield cannot be waived

12 Sep 2016

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirmed the privilege that applies to protected conversations cannot...

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Employment law in France: five fascinating features

8 Jul 2016

What are the key things international employers need to know about employment law in France? Laura Merrylees looks at five...

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Managing poor performance at work: five common scenarios for HR

26 Jan 2016

Managing poor performance is rarely simple or swift, particularly for those employers with detailed capability procedures in place. Huw Cooke...

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The 2015 HR quiz of the year

16 Dec 2015

All up to date with employment law? Have your finger on the pulse of best HR practice? Then take our...

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Settlement agreements: how to satisfy the employee while keeping costs down

8 Sep 2015

Keeping down the costs of settlement agreements is difficult, but there are ways to make the package attractive to the ...

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