This information sheet will assist you if you are leaving or have left employment and you have been asked to sign an agreement to cover the terms of your departure.

A settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee. Usually, the employee accepts a sum of money in return for agreeing not to bring certain legal claims against the employer. In this way, the employees’ rights are ‘settled’.

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