Option 2 – Negotiate
It could be that one of our employment law and Settlement Agreement solicitors advise that the termination package offered by your employer is not satisfactory or that the Agreement has not been worded correctly. In those circumstances, we may suggest that we negotiate the offer with your employer. It is also entirely possible that you may have already decided before seeking advice that you wish to negotiate and seek a more favourable settlement before receiving advice.
Amongst other things, our dedicated team of settlement agreement solicitors in Liverpool can assist you in seeking:
- A larger sum;
- Additional benefits; and/or
- Amendments to the wording of the Agreement.
Once further negotiations are entered into, your employer might agree and produce a new document for you to sign, reject your request but make a counteroffer with alternative figures/offers, revert to us and confirm that the offer is non-negotiable or withdraw the Agreement altogether; however, it is rare for an employer to withdraw the Agreement completely. We can, of course, provide you with expert advice concerning the response/offer your employer reverts to us with.
Option 3 – Reject the Agreement
It could be that once you have received legal advice from our Liverpool employment lawyers, you decide to reject the Agreement on the basis that this is the best option for you; however, this is rarely a step that ought to be taken. We will usually only advise that you take this step if the breaches of employment law are very serious and the termination package offered by your employer is completely insufficient in compensating you. It is usually reserved for serious discrimination claims.
If you choose to reject the Agreement and new terms cannot be negotiated and agreed with your employer, the next step would be to instruct a lawyer from our employment law team to bring an employment tribunal claim against your employer. We can also assist you in going through ACAS and their early conciliation service to achieve a cost-effective settlement if at all possible.
Once you have received the draft Settlement Agreement from your employer, the first step you should take is contacting one of our expert settlement agreement solicitors in Liverpool to provide you with clear and comprehensive advice as part of a free initial consultation.
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