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Things Employees Should Know About Settlement Agreements

If you have been offered a settlement agreement, you might have some questions about what happens and how signing such an agreement will affect your working life. Whilst there is a lot of information online about settlement agreements, there are some specific questions we are often asked by clients. This post looks at some of the things our clients and all employees should know when it comes to negotiating or signing a settlement agreement.

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Will I still get paid if my workplace is closed due to bad weather? - We answer this and other questions

Heavy snow and icy conditions across the UK have led to hundreds of school closures, with the worst of the winter weather still to hit Scotland.

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Over £450,000 paid in compensation to Scottish teachers last year

Teachers and lecturers working in Scotland have received over £450,00 in compensation after suffering injuries at work in the last year. The injuries received have come as a result of accidents as well as assaults.

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Supreme Court Rules Tribunal Fees are Unlawful

The Supreme Court recently ruled that workplace tribunal fees are unlawful. The ruling has been welcomed across the legal sector, with many prominent lawyers describing the now illegal fees as unfair and a major obstacle for employees trying to enforce their rights. Records indicate that since the fees were introduced in 2013 by the then Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling, the number of employees pursuing cases against their employers had significantly dropped.

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Inquiry finds Universities are 'gagging' former employees with settlement agreements

The Lib Dems have accused universities of ‘stifling free speech’. The accusation comes after it was found that staff who were employed by a number of universities had signed compromise agreements, known as ‘gagging clauses’. The Lib Dems say that the inclusion of these clauses is an attack on free speech from the institutions which should be defending it, however universities have defended their actions, saying there are a range of reasons that the clauses are included in settlement agreements.

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