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What do you need to include in a separation agreement?

If there is a chance that a workplace situation could turn into a dispute, you might seek to resolve it by negotiating with the employee to leave your employment. But, you risk breaching the unfair dismissal or general protection laws if you say or do something that forces that employee to resign! This includes telling the employee that you have decided to dismiss them and offering them the chance to resign before they are dismissed.

By Charles Power

If there is a chance that a workplace situation could turn into a dispute, you might seek to resolve it by negotiating with the employee to leave your employment. But, you risk breaching the unfair dismissal or general protection laws if you say or do something that forces that employee to resign! This includes telling the employee that you have decided to dismiss them and offering them the chance to resign before they are dismissed.

You can avoid a legal claim if you offer the employee a separation agreement, provided:

What you must include in a separation agreement

Make sure you include the following things in separation agreements:

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