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Can my employer just ‘pay me off’ to leave?
It is always preferable to attempt to address problems at work through processes such as mediation, conciliation or the grievance procedure.
However, it is possible for an employer and employee to agree to terminate the employment relationship.
The employer will usually pay an agreed sum of money which may or may not be more than notice pay.
In return the employee agrees that they cannot take a claim against the employer at an employment tribunal.
This is known as a ‘settlement agreement’. It is a legal requirement that you receive independent advice on a settlement agreement – you should contact the CSP as soon as possible for assistance.Tel: 020 7306 6666
This is intended as general information only and does not replace individual advice
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