August 2017 – Settlement agreement results

During 2017 we acted for S against her employer based in Northamptonshire.

The Employer was a small employer represented by a well-known employer’s representative organisation who shall remain nameless.

She called me and emailed through what was probably the shortest settlement agreement I have ever seen and including signatures and headings it was less than 5 pages. The sum on offer was less than one month plus notice.

I was instructed and negotiated for her and we ended up with an agreed reference, release from all restrictions and three months plus notice and an extended period of employment meaning that this was about 5 times what she had started with as well as enhanced financial terms.

Her contribution towards legal fees – nothing = one very happy client.

There were background circumstances as to why this client and this employer settled at this amount and we did not seek even more.