cases are likely to be satisfied with a salary of 1 to 4 months plus the redundancy pay. (If the above doesn`t apply to you, don`t worry, you can still negotiate a transaction contract.) My settlement agreement says “without prejudice” – what does that mean? If your job is terminated by a settlement agreement, you may not have to work on your notice. Instead, your employer may decide to make a payment representing the amount you would have earned during your notice. It is known to employers that it offers a transaction contract without informing the worker that he could have claimed benefits for critical illnesses. Once your job is terminated as part of the transaction contract, you usually lose all rights! You would tend to get more in your settlement contract, where you worked for your employer for a long time, because you probably forged more loyalty there. Your knowledge of the business could also be greater, so things like transfers are more valuable. The best non-financial term to include in a transaction agreement is probably an agreed reference: see our article on obtaining employer referrals in transaction agreements. It should be noted that a transaction agreement is a cooperation between the employee and the employer. If the amount covered by the compensation is too high, he may withdraw from the negotiation process and prefer to take his chances to the labour tribunal, where the amount to be awarded could be much less, if at all. We do not recommend negotiating the amount of this payment because it is taxable.
If you want to negotiate, you should do so with respect to the ex-Gratia payment, which is tax-exempt. So a lot to think about and not two cases are the same. If you are considering entering into a transaction agreement with an employee, you may also need to consider paying legal advice for your employees, which may be appropriate for a reference and the complexity of confidentiality agreements. We address these issues in another article. There are parts of the settlement agreement that I don`t understand or can`t respect – is that important? No no. But depending on the circumstances, your employer could fire you. If you reject the offer, you may not be better. If you feel you have been treated badly, you can still make a claim after you refuse a transaction, but you may not receive as much money as you were originally offered. Keep in mind that the terms of a transaction must be agreed upon by both parties and that your lawyer will be able to inform you of what would be appropriate in your circumstances.