There are a number of other factors that can be used when negotiating a transaction agreement depending on your circumstances. A modest increase here in the amount of calculation, because you are usually able to do your job properly, but then it is easier for them to make your working life more difficult, and it can be more difficult to get another job. Short-term sick leave can help your case, as your employer`s behaviour may make you sick and, honestly, they can always be paid to be sick. These circumstances would increase the amount calculated for your transaction contract. However, long-term sick leave would have negative effects. It makes your case harder to fight, firstly you probably won`t get paid anyway (so why start paying you now) and second, they might argue that you`re not able to work. If it does not meet all of these conditions, it is not valid and you do not have to comply (although your employer does). This means that you can still take legal action in an employment tribunal. Talk to your nearest citizen or local lawyer if you feel your agreement is invalid. A transaction agreement is a legally binding document between you and your former employer. It allows you to leave the job with financial compensation and possibly other benefits. In return, this prevents you from taking action against the employer in the labour tribunal or civil courts.
If your employer has discussed the possibility of a transaction agreement with you, please contact a Cavendish Employment Law Employment Law employment lawyer. We help you get the best possible outcome from your labour dispute. Most of the time, it will be by a qualified lawyer, but it could also be a union representative or an adviser with the authority to advise on transaction agreements. The employer`s financial situation is another factor that can help negotiate. If an employer is in a strong financial position, it can pay a higher price in the transaction contract. If you`ve been put on a performance improvement plan, it can be a bit of a stroke of luck. Think — they`ll have to pay your salary for the duration of the plan, so they might as well pay you as they do now just to get rid of you. Similarly, all the time of management wasted and potential legal fees – why not suggest that they now pay you to walk in silence. Don`t forget to get an agreed reference in your transaction contract! Your employer usually pays for you for independent legal advice. If you sign a transaction contract without first seeking independent legal advice, you can still go to an employment tribunal.