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Legal Update

Ending with a Compromise - key issues when dealing with Compromise Agreeeements

May 2011
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The only method by which an employee can waive statutory claims, usually in return for favourable terms and/or payment. As some statutory rights have “qualifying periods”, (e.g. one year’s service is required before an employee has unfair dismissal rights), it may not be appropriate to use a compromise agreement where an employee has less than a year’s service.
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