How To: Ensure Waiver, Compromise, Severance and Settlement Agreements Work

Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 3 April 2020
Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd
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The COVID-19 coronavirus crisis raises yet again the subject of the status or legality of workplace ‘waiver’ or ‘compromise’ agreements. In the face of so much economic uncertainty, many employers are looking at the scope for shedding staff via such an arrangement. Coincidentally, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) recently adjudicated upon two cases in this area. In both cases, redundant employees attempted to renege on the provisions of the relevant agreement. Alas, in both instances, it was held that the agreements’ provisions stood solid. Hence, the case law in this important area of employers’ and workers’ rights continues to confirm the key constituents of an effective ‘waiver’

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Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd

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