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The Use Of Settlement Agreements Is On The Increase

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

Following the recent article warning of the increase in redundancy due to the end of the furloughing scheme. Jennie Jahina, Head of Employment comments;

“In line with the Union’s warnings of “redundancy floodgates” and with employment tribunal claims rising, unsurprisingly, the use of settlement agreements is also on the increase. Settlement agreements can be of benefit to both the departing employee and the employer provided they are dealt with in the right way. The “right way” not only means satisfying the legal requirements governing this type of agreement but making sure it includes the appropriate protections in the given circumstances.

Redundancy situations are often stressful and difficult. But getting the approach right from the outset will help.”

Running a business can be tough, that’s why you need someone on your side; someone with the skills and knowledge to solve or prevent employment law issues; someone you can relate to; someone who is professional but down to earth and friendly – that’s us.

We advise employers of all sizes on the full range of employment law issues and, as a small closely knit team, we are proud of the personal relationships we build with our clients.

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Jennie Jahina

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Jennie Jahina

Partner

Jennie is a Partner and Head of the Employment team.  A member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Jennie has 21 years’ experience and is an accredited CEDR Mediator. She acts for private sector organisations ranging from SMEs to multi-national companies and public sector organisations.