A settlement agreement brings the relationship between the employer and employee to a formal end. It records in detail any settlement that you have reached with your employer.

If you sign a settlement agreement you waive your right to bring legal action against your employer in exchange for a financial payment.

Contact us

A settlement agreement will be legally binding if all of the following criteria are met:

  • It must be in writing
  • It must relate to either a particular complaint or proceedings
  • You must have received legal advice before entering into a settlement agreement. The agreement must refer to whom you have consulted, and they must hold professional indemnity insurance
  • The agreement must state that all the statutory conditions have been met


Keep up to date with our latest news

Speak to our experts today by calling 01454 800 008

Do you need help and advice?

Simply fill in this form or call us on: 01454 800 008

If you do not agree with the terms of the agreement, you will be able to dispute the contents through our experienced solicitors. Your employer will likely contribute to your legal fees for your independent legal advice and will confirm the amount they will pay. It is in your employer’s interests to contribute as without independent legal advice the settlement agreement will not be binding.

Your settlement agreement will cover aspects such as the amount of money that you are to be paid and when this is due, whether you will receive a reference from your employer, whether you are bound by confidentiality in relation to the settlement agreement and whether your employer is required to meet your legal expenses.

Our team will check your agreement, negotiate its terms where this is required, and resolve matters for you within a short space of time.

The employment law experience you require

MS Rubric’s specialist employment law lawyers have the extensive experience and knowledge you need. Call us today on 01454 800 008.

Talk to an employment law specialist today