From time to time we tell you about a Birmingham employment law case we have recently dealt with. Our other stories are here. This is the story of Eva from Solihull. Settlement agreements are bread and butter to us and we deal with several every month. Eva had a decent job working in middle management but
Some important caselaw from the Employment Appeal Tribunal has arrived in 2016, with important implications for how settlement agreements work (you may want to see our article on settlement agreements for an explanation of this term). This case is a good springboard to examine the ‘without prejudice’ rule and look at s111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 on protected conversations. Background
Settlement agreements (previously ‘compromise agreements’) are legally-binding documents, recording the full terms of settlement between employer and employee. The employer promises a sum of money; the employee promises not to bring employment tribunal claims or threatened claims any further. To protect the employee, it is not binding unless you have received advice from employment lawyers, which
A US teen who learned that her father had settled an age discrimination claim against his former employer bragged about it on Facebook, despite the law on settlement agreements. She posted “Mama and Papa won the case against Gulliver,” to her 1,200 friends. “Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer.