Reply to post: Re: Not golden handshake

Ex-Capita accountant who claimed £10k bung to leave was blackmail has appeal thrown out

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Re: Not golden handshake

Unless the employer said "no one will take notes" would it make any difference, they never do as they would then be more liable than the employee

My understanding is that the employer makes the compromise agreement offer with the understanding that they retain the right to remove it from the table without the employee being able to later refer to the offer ever existing. Effectively they are saying we will give you this cash to piss off but if you try and use the offer against us then you will have broken the rules by which we offered it in the first place. The idea behind the agreement is that the benefit of employee leaving quickly and quietly against the cost/damage possible from the legal action in the event that it goes to the ET rather than "we acknowledge that we did things wrong" so take this bunge because we feel guilty,believe me they do not feel guilty at all no matter what they did.

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