Expert Advice on Settlement Agreements & Terminating Employment

A settlement agreement is a contract which can bring an end to the employment relationships on agreed terms, whilst putting an end to any potential claims the employee might have in the employment tribunal. These agreements are usually entered into by the employee because a sum of money has been offered in return.

If you are considering terminating an employee, settlement agreements can be a useful commercial tool to prevent costly litigation. Whilst it may mean that you have to pay a sum of money to the leaving employee, in the long-run it can often be less than the legal fees you would have to pay if a claim was made.

Advice prior to terminating an employee is important. Underlying issues need to be considered before a decision is made as to whether to dismiss an employee. If an employee’s performance is as a result of a disability, or there are unrelated incidents of discrimination against the employee which there is an ongoing grievance, then advice needs to be sought in order to try and mitigate any risk of any potential costly discrimination claims.

Our specialist employment team can provide you with expert commercial and pragmatic advice on terminating an employee and settlement agreements to attempt to reduce the risk, cost and worry of any potential claims.

Our experienced employment solicitor, Yunus Lunat, and commercial litigator, Jonathan Robson, have over 50 years’ combined experience in helping with settlement agreements and termination advice.

If you are planning to terminate an employee, or you need a settlement agreement to be drafted, give our dynamic team a call on 0113 284 5000, or send us an enquiry.

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Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law

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2020-06-09T12:03:18+01:00

David Howson

If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.
I was very pleased with the service provided by Yunus, fast efficient service, very knowledgeable as you would expect, but also very personable.

Ian

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2020-01-24T15:25:22+00:00

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I was very pleased with the service provided by Yunus, fast efficient service, very knowledgeable as you would expect, but also very personable.
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2020-01-24T15:32:56+00:00

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2020-01-24T15:33:24+00:00

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Yunus was easy to get along with and explained everything to me. He really made me feel at ease and was friendly, yet remaining completely professional… I would definitely recommend this firm and shall use them again if necessary.
Yunus Lunat Managed my case very efficiently, I was particularly impressed with the speed of his response.

Joanne

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2020-01-24T15:34:17+00:00

Joanne

Yunus Lunat Managed my case very efficiently, I was particularly impressed with the speed of his response.
Yunus Lunat was a pleasure to work with, he was efficient and professional throughout the process. I was really impressed with the speed at which he dealt with my case.

Janice

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2020-01-24T15:34:54+00:00

Janice

Yunus Lunat was a pleasure to work with, he was efficient and professional throughout the process. I was really impressed with the speed at which he dealt with my case.
Spoke to Yunus at very short notice, helped me out of a difficult situation at work. Initial call was early afternoon, discussion with Yunus held before the end of the day. All resolved same day.  I have been hugely impressed with the service. If I require employment specialists again, I know where to turn. My thanks to Yunus.

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2020-01-24T15:36:11+00:00

Roger

Spoke to Yunus at very short notice, helped me out of a difficult situation at work. Initial call was early afternoon, discussion with Yunus held before the end of the day. All resolved same day.  I have been hugely impressed with the service. If I require employment specialists again, I know where to turn. My thanks to Yunus.
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