- 19th August 2012
- Posted by: Seatons Solicitors
- Category: Articles, Employment Law, Uncategorised
If you're not happy with the deal that you've been offered, it is possible to renegotiate and often employers will do this if a satisfactory compromise can be reached by both parties without having to go to a tribunal. With support from a specialist in employment law, there are people who successfully negotiate upwards when arranging their payout. Alternatively, if an employer hasn't offered a legal compromise agreement, you may wish to ask for one to maximise the benefits you receive as part of your redundancy or severance package.
In an instance where you're not happy with the agreement, you are under no obligation to sign it. If your employer is unwilling to negotiate, then you may find that the alternative of not signing is your best option. In this situation, you have the option to take the employer to the tribunal and where a decision will be made regarding your claim. This is likely to take into consideration your role, the time you've spent with the employer and the circumstances of your severance or redundancy.
The main thing to be aware of if you're in this situation is that if you've been offered an redundancy package above the minimum payout amount, then you may jeopardize that as it is possible that after going to the tribunal you'll only receive the minimum amount the employer is obliged to pay.
Please call me for a free no obligation chat about your compromise agreement on 01536 276300 or use our online enquiry form.