How Fiona Martin increased the compensation sum paid under a Settlement Agreement by £6,000.
Roger had worked as a manager at a small company for 13 years. He had a difficult relationship with his manager and he was called into a disciplinary meeting and was offered a Settlement Agreement (then known as a Compromise Agreement) with a compensatory sum of £10,000. His employer told him to “take it or else”.
Roger denied that there was any basis to the disciplinary allegations and pointed out that this was the second time in six months that this manager had tried to discipline him.
From our office in Gatwick & Crawley, Fiona advised Roger to lodge a formal grievance. She helped him write this and supported him through both his disciplinary and grievance hearings. Fiona also wrote a “without prejudice” letter asking for a higher compensatory sum and negotiated with his employer’s solicitors.
Despite the fact that the employer’s solicitor had stated that it would not increase the compensatory sum, he received £16,000, an increase of £6,000, together with a favourable reference.