Case study: settlement agreement negotiation
Our specialist employment law solicitors supported an employee to negotiate a settlement agreement, successfully increasing the employer’s offer by nearly 45%.
Circumstances of terminated employment
Our client, Miss C, instructed us after being offered a settlement agreement by her employer.
We discussed the background of her case to understand the circumstances which led to the Settlement Agreement offer.
It became transparent that Miss C has a potential disability under the Equality Act 2010. The Act defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘long-term and substantial adverse effect’ on a person’s ability to do normal day-to-day activities.
Our client’s employer was removing some of the reasonable adjustments they had put in place to support her disability, but my client was unable to agree to this. The reasonable adjustment related to our client working from home, which she had successfully maintained throughout the pandemic. As a result, Miss C’s employer wanted to terminate her employment and offer a Settlement Agreement.
Negotiating the settlement agreement
Our client was offered a sum of money from her employer under the settlement agreement, as is the usual process. In this case, our client was offered £9,786.84.
However, after meeting with the client, we believed that Miss C deserved a higher level of compensation for her dismissal. We negotiated with the employer and successfully increased our client’s compensation by nearly 45%.
“Natalie Pring was a joy to work with, my case was dealt with quickly and her negotiation resulted in a higher figure of compensation. Couldn’t have gone better, excellent work.”
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