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Have You Reviewed Your UK Template Settlement Agreements Recently?

Last week we issued an alert about the UK government’s plans to introduce new legislation to tackle alleged misuse of confidentiality clauses in employment contracts and settlement agreements.  The consultation has been launched primarily in response to concerns that some employers are using confidentiality clauses (sometimes referred to as “non-disclosure agreements”) to “gag” victims of … Continue Reading

Unwinding settlement agreements through lack of mental capacity

When you sign up a Settlement Agreement with an ex-employee you think that’s the end of the matter, right? Clearly that is the general intention, but we already know that even the most procedurally prim and proper settlement agreement can be undone by evidence that it was entered into by fraud or misrepresentation and now … Continue Reading

McDonalds worker gets just desserts and leaks

A sharp little lesson in the Metro yesterday in relation to the practical value of confidentiality clauses in Tribunal settlement agreements. Readers of more advanced years will perhaps recall the settlement of an Employment Tribunal claim brought by one of Princess Di’s staff against some part of the Royal Household many years ago.  The prospect … Continue Reading
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