Settlement Agreements: The Requirement to Obtain Advice

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 28 April 2016
Susan Battye
LK Shields
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The Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT”) recently made a preliminary determination as to whether or not it had the jurisdiction to hear the appeals being taken by two former employees of DHL Supply Chain (Ireland) Limited (“DHL”) against the recommendations made by Rights Commissioners under the Payment of Wages Act 1991.

The Appellants claimed that they were each entitled to a payment of €3,303.08 under the Payment of Wages Act 1991.

The Appellants’ employment with DHL was terminated on 29 June 2012 due to redundancy. The parties, respectively, signed 'Compromise Settlement Agreements’ on the 1 June 2012 (the “Agreements”), in which they each received a total severance payment of over

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Susan Battye
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