COSLA comment on settlement agreements

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Authorities use settlement agreements in particular circumstances, where by mutual consent, the employee will leave the organisation. It is agreed without prejudice to the normal legal rights of the individual.

"It effectively concludes the working relationship by closing off any potential outstanding issues and ensures the departure from the organisation is without subsequent Employment Tribunal, grievance or any other claims which might, potentially, have cost implications for the council and by extension the public purse.

"It should also be noted that such agreements offer protection to both the employee and the employer and are not a one sided arrangement.”

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Tue, 14/11/2017 - 17:00