Category Archives: Settlement Agreement

Non-Disclosure Agreements and Confidentiality in Settlement Agreements

Government response to report on Non-Disclosure Agreements We reported in our newsletter on 17 June 2019 about the recommendations made by the Women and Equalities Committee of the House of Commons on the use of confidentiality clauses or Non-Disclosure Agreements in workplace discrimination and harassment cases.   The Government has now published its response to the […]

The use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases

A new report has been published on the use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases Over the past couple of years there has been a great deal in the news regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, the “me too” movement that followed and revelations of cover ups by high profile figures.  This continues to be […]

Taxation of Termination & Settlement Payments

Changes to the way you pay tax on a settlement payment from 6th April 2018 From the 6th April 2018 the rules governing the taxable status of termination and settlement payments is changing. Currently if an employee receives compensation for the termination of their employment, providing it is truly compensation, and not a contractual payment […]

Settlement Agreements & Mental Capacity

Can a Settlement Agreement be set aside if the employee claims to lack mental capacity? A Settlement Agreement’s or ACAS COT3 agreement is the only way in which an employee can legitimately waive their employment rights. In this recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case it had to be decided whether an employee who signed a Settlement […]

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