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.


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29 Oct 2019

The government has said it will consult on the idea that employers should be required to provide, as a minimum,...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2019: The effect of a leap year on pay

1 Oct 2019

There will be an extra working day in 2020 for many employees, so does the leap year mean extra pay?...

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New laws on misuse of NDAs in the workplace

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The government has announced legislation to address the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the workplace – including clauses designed...

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7 May 2019

After more than two years of watching politicians grapple with one of the most complex negotiations the UK has ever...

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Government reveals limited use of NDAs within civil service

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11 Feb 2019

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

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

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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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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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