Actions and Detail Panel
Negotiating Exits and Settlement Agreements
Thu 2 February 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
As HR Managers and Practitioners, you will all have had to sit down at some point and have a difficult conversation with an employee about their proposed exit from the business. There can be a variety of reasons for such exit, including those reasons that fall within the category of what is potentially “fair” in law, such as misconduct, capability or redundancy, but then there are also those situations where it is simply not working out and you are asked to come up with a quick resolution, that does not cost too much money and has no legal risk – which is not easy!
Join us in this evening workshop on 2nd February, when we will work through a case study that looks at how this type of conversation could be managed. We will consider, in particular, the following areas:
- What are the key factors that you need to consider when deciding the best approach?
- What should a Protected Conversation look like?
- What are the risks in holding a Protected Conversation?
- Is there still a place for Without Prejudice conversations?
- What is important when concluding a Settlement Agreement?
This will be an interactive session, using a case study to facilitate some group discussions and allow you an opportunity to share your experiences and good practice. We will also share with you our “10 Top Tips” for negotiating exits.
Don’t forget to bring your business cards, as there will be a free prize draw at the end of the event.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Natalie is a Partner who has specialised in Employment law for over 13 years. She advises a wide range of corporate clients across a variety of sectors including media & advertising; manufacturing and construction; and hospitality and leisure. Natalie has experience of handling complex disputes before the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court, and has a broad non-contentious practice, with particular expertise in advising on complex TUPE situations relating to first and second generation outsourcing arrangements. In Natalie's day to day practice, she helps businesses to manage difficult disciplinary and grievance issues; the planning and implementation of redundancy and restructuring programmes (both national and cross-border, project managing the global SPB team); executive recruitment and severances; and managing long-term ill-health and capability in the workplace. Natalie also works across practice areas to advise on the employment-related issues associated with mergers, acquisitions and provision of services, and she regularly advises on the practical aspects of TUPE. Natalie regularly develops bespoke client training programmes for key clients of the firm and is a regular speaker in the field.
18:00 - arrival & refreshments
18:30 - welcome and start of presentation
19:45/20:00 - finish & departure
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