Case Study: Multiple Compromise Agreements for Local Employer
How martin searle solicitors‘ bulk sign-off service for Compromise Agreements helped a local employer which was restructuring and reducing its workforce by nearly 20 people.
The managing director contacted us after the company had been through the redundancy process and had reached agreements with the trade unions on agreed selection criteria. The company had offered Compromise Agreements with enhanced terms so that the employees did not have to work their notice and they would receive their notice pay as a tax-free payment.
What martin searle solicitors did
Our team attended the employer’s office over two days to sign off the agreements at a reduced rate per Compromise Agreement. It transpired one employee should not have been selected as he was disabled within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act and reasonable adjustments should have been applied to the scoring process. This should have been factored in when deciding who was to be made redundant.
All Compromise Agreements were signed off except in the case of the disabled employee who was reinstated by his employer.