Pre-termination negotiations, the 'without prejudice' principle and settlement agreements

In this section, we look at how employment can be brought to an end by agreement between employer and employee, including the means by which such discussions can be kept 'off the record' and the requirements for an effective settlement agreement.

  • Pre-termination negotiations under section 111A

    We explain S111A of the Employment Rights Act and advise you on the possible process for a 'pre-termination negotiation' to bring employment to an end by agreement.

  • Settlement agreements

    We consider the use of written agreements to settle the potential claims that an employee might have against you as their employer.

  • The ‘without prejudice’ principle

    We explain the ‘without prejudice’ principle, when it applies, and how and when to settle disputes without recourse to litigation.

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