March 2021 – Wiltshire – maternity leave redundancy

This client was referred to Sarah by a colleague as she was being made redundant whilst on maternity leave. The employer was one that Sarah had already been the agreement and enhanced terms for but she was able to secure some additional benefits such as ensuring that the taxed sums were paid in the new tax year after April 2021. She was able to secure a reduction in the period of the restrictive covenants reduced by not only garden leave but maternity leave so that these were not in force at the end of the maternity leave period. In addition, the circumstances meant that Sarah was able to negotiate a 50% increase in the settlement sum on offer and despite their being shares and other benefits, there was no contribution to legal fees charged to the client.