Settlement Agreements

Settlement agreements can be proposed by both employers and employees. The initial offer can be made orally. 

An employee should be given a reasonable time to consider the proposed agreement and whilst what is reasonable will depend on the circumstance of each case, as a general rule, a minimum of ten calendar days should be allowed for consideration of the written terms and to receive independent advice.

We would advise  employers to allow employees to be accompanied at the meeting by a work colleague, trade union official or trade union representative.