Compromise Agreements

Stonehewer Moss Northwich Employment Solicitors

Stonehewer Moss are Northwich employment solcitors, experienced in giving advice to employees when they are offered a compromise agreement by their employers.

Compromise agreements are usually offered to employees when they are being made redundant. The documentsets out the terms of the deal which is usually along the lines of the employee being given money in return for not bringing a claim against their employer and other conditions.

Compromise agreements are also offered to employees if an employer thinks they are performing badly in their job or are guilty of misconduct and want to let them go.  In some cases, you may be aware that your boss is unhappy, while for others, being offered a compromise agreement can come as a bit of a shock.

When you sign a compromise agreement, your employment is terminated. You’ll typically receive a sum of money in return for losing your job and most employment rights.

If you don’t come to an agreement you may face a disciplinary procedure or a redundancy situation depending on the circumstnaces

Either way, it’s often a stressful experience. So, here are the main things to consider before you make your decision.

What is a compromise agreement?

They’re legally binding agreements that set out the full terms of a compromise between an employer and an employee. Each compromise agreement will vary but usually the documents include clauses that deal with

  • the claims to be settled;
  • the payments you will receive;
  • the relevant tax issues;
  • a confidentially/gagging clause and;
  • any agreed reference from your employer.

What to do first

If you’re asked into a meeting and asked to leave your job, it can be a shock. Later on, it can be hard to recall exactly what was said so the first thing to do is write down a note of what was said and photograph it with your phone to ‘date stamp’ it.

Get advice

The next thing you need is some legal advice. An employer will usually pay the cost for you to see a solicitor.

Stonehewer Moss, Northwich employment solicitors can help you consider whether you’re getting a good deal and whether you have any grounds for a claim against your employer.

Deal or No Deal ?

You don’t have to sign a compromise agreement and if you don’t sign the compromise agreement, then you maintain right or rights to make a claim against your employer if you have grounds.


If after taking our advice you are happy with you deal then we will complete the process for you. Usually we are able to do so for the contribution offered by your employers so there is no cost to you for us helping you and you can get on with moving on.


If you have been offered a compromise agreement by your employer and want advice call Dominic Moss on 01606 827700 or email him

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