If you’re unhappy with your settlement agreement, don’t worry. You don’t have to sign it, and there are options available.
In an instance where you feel the terms and conditions of your settlement agreement are unfair, you can enter negotiation with your employer. When negotiating with your employer, it’s beneficial to instruct a solicitor to support you. A solicitor can help you negotiate a fair agreement.
Claim to the employment tribunal
On the other hand, if you don’t wish to settle a dispute through a settlement agreement, you can ignore the agreement and claim through the employment tribunal. However, you must make the claim within three months minus one day since the first act(s) in question.
In any circumstance where you don’t want to agree to a settlement agreement, you should always seek legal advice first. A settlement agreement solicitor will help you understand your legal standpoint and available options so you make an informed decision.