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Following a request from a listener I bring you an introduction to Settlement Agreements and particularly the legal requirements for a binding Settlement Agreement.
There are various legal rights which an employee cannot waive under a settlement agreement and these include:
With some of these claims employees can agree to waive their rights and settle claims if done so via ACAS. If you find you have an employee with one of these claims and you want to seek to reach an agreement with them then you should certainly obtain specific legal advice before paying the employee any money or drawing up any form of agreement or settlement agreement.
The HR tip of the week is about protecting your business reputation by the inclusion of a ‘Social Media’ Policy in your handbook and if possible adding a clause to your employment contracts. This tip has come about following various recent cases about Social Media, including one reported in the blog which you can read here
Some suggested wording for a clause that you can add to your contracts is: ‘You are not permitted to use any social media/networking platform during working time. Further, you are specifically not permitted to make any reference to the Company or any work colleague on any social media/networking site(s), whether in work or personal time. You should be aware that in such event, this could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. Careful judgement should be exercised, giving consideration to the impact that your online activities may have on your employment. Any content posted by you on any social media network which could damage the reputation of the Company will result in disciplinary action and possibly dismissal.’
Where reputation is important to your business do not leave it vulnerable.
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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.
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