What if I’m not happy with the settlement agreement?
No Win – No Fee Available
If you are not happy with the settlement agreement, then there are a number of routes open to you. You can reject the agreement outright and make a claim to the employment tribunal. Such a claim would need to be made within 3 months (less one day) from the last day of your employment. Alternatively, and a more usual situation is that the settlement agreement terms are negotiated with your employer and can very often result in enhanced terms if the right strategy is adopted.
If you wish to negotiate a higher compensation sum or reject any settlement proposals outright and bring a tribunal claim against your employer, we are prepared to consider a no win-no fee funding option. This means if we do not recover a sum that you are happy with, you do not pay us. Your payment is contingent on us negotiating a settlement or winning an award at tribunal and will be expressed as a percentage of additional sums received only from your employer. This is known as a ‘contingency fee’ form of funding.
We have a 70% success rate of negotiating further sums from employers for those cases that we take on. This is down to years of acting only for employees and the different tactics and considerations that apply in these cases. We certainly will not advise you to sign the compromise agreement if we do not believe it is in your best interests.
We can advise you wherever you are in the UK. We do not need to see you.
Please do not hesitate to contact Philip Landau for clarification of these issues or to discuss tactics. You can call Philip on 020 7357 9494.
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