If you have obtained a transaction contract; You may find this disturbing and feel like you don`t know what to do next. While transaction agreements can sometimes result from a disturbing and unfortunate series of circumstances, they can, once completed, close an employee situation and allow an employee to move forward and begin a new chapter in his or her life. If your employer offers you a transaction contract, the decision to accept can be discouraging. Here are some important factors to consider You don`t need to accept a transaction contract, but you can often be fired independently of your employer. For example, you informed colleagues of your negotiations before seeing the confidentiality clause and they understood that you had to keep the existence of the agreement confidential. If you sign a clause that you have already violated (or if you violate the clause after signing) and your employer finds out, they may argue that they no longer need to respect their side of the bargain. You can refuse to pay compensation or even try to recover money they have already paid you. We can help you ask yourself if you have a good offer and if you have a right. This is related to why the agreement is offered to you and the rights you have to take under the signature. Perhaps we can help you negotiate a larger payment. Think about the motivations and fears of the opponent. Your employer may be concerned about the cost of defending litigation or bad publicity.
They might try not to have a reputation for paying people. If so, your lawyer may propose changes to the agreement to give your employer an additional guarantee that the agreement will be kept confidential. A transaction agreement (formerly known as a compromise agreement) is a legally binding agreement between you and your employer. This generally provides for an employer`s severance pay in exchange for your consent not to make claims in court or court. As a general rule, the employer requires that you keep the conditions, such as. B the amount and circumstances of termination of your contract. Once you have reached an agreement with your employer, they will usually write it down. You and your employer can offer a transaction contract.
ACAS is synonymous with advisory conciliation and arbitration service. Casa does not need to play a role in your transaction contract, but they do provide employers and employees with a free conciliation and telephone counselling service. If you have made a transaction during a trial and the court has put your right on hold for a specified period of time («stays»), the court may request that your claim be resuscitated if your employer does not fulfill its part of the agreement within that time. Transaction agreements are not legally binding unless the employee has received independent legal advice. Employers generally agree to pay for your legal fees, but they don`t necessarily cover all of your expenses. A contribution of between $200 and $500 is common. However, if your situation is complex or your lawyer has to negotiate on your behalf with your employers, your legal fees may be higher.