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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