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Employment settlement negotiations – employers warned to beware of wording used in offers of settlement. Our employment lawyers explain

11/09/2013

An employer and employee were in dispute concerning commission payments. As part of the negotiations process a letter from the employer to an employee contained reference to a settlement sum. The employer subsequently argued that the sum was not an offer but part of the negotiations. Upon receipt of the letter the employee sent a letter accepting the sum mentioned in the letter. (Newbury v Sun Microsystems [2013] EWHC 2180 (QB).

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