Can I be accompanied to a settlement agreement discussion?

There is no legal requirement for your employer to allow you to be accompanied to a settlement agreement discussion. And you don’t have a statutory right to be accompanied at any meeting either.

However, ACAS state that ‘employers should, as a matter of good practice, allow an employee to be accompanied when meetings are held as this can help progress settlement discussions’.

It’s not unusual, though, for an employee to receive little or no advance warning that they are entering into a settlement agreement discussion. If this does happen, it’s important you obtain relevant legal advice from a qualified individual such as an employment law solicitor or specialist settlement agreement solicitor as soon as possible. If you do get advance warning of a settlement agreement discussion, that person will be able to advise you on the best course of action.

We offer a free initial consultation, and can advise you about all aspects of employment law and settlement agreements over the phone, so please get in contact with us as soon as possible to ensure you receive the advice you need.

The number to call is 0800 304 7255.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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