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SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS: No ‘one size fits all’ approach

10 March 2017  

In light of recent case law, Stephen Ravenscroft and Sarah Taylor discuss the importance of using clear wording when drawing up a settlement agreement

Settlement agreements are a very useful tool for an employer. They normally draw a line under the employment relationship and provide certainty that an employee will not bring any employment-related claims. Such an agreement is often used to reach a full and final settlement of any claims which the employee has or may have arising out of the employment and its termination, subject to certain exceptions such as claims for personal injury or accrued pension rights.

 

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Campus Living Villages UK Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2016] UKFTT 738 (TC)

    Department for Work and Pensions v Brindley [2016] UKEAT/0123/16/JOJ

    Hinton v University of East London [2005] EWCA Civ 532

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