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Is it a settlement agreement you are being asked to sign?
Hi can you tell me whether they have said what will happen if you do not enter this agreement?
Ok so are you working at the moment or suspended?
In terms of number of month's pay what is the financial value of the sum you have been offered?
Ok to be honest that is not a fantastic settlement offer as it seems that you have grounds to bring an unfair dismissal claim if you are dismissed as a result of this. In order to be legally binding a settlement offer needs to be signed off by a solicitor at the expense of the employer. If you think you may want to settle rather than to bring a claim then it is probably worth asking your employer to redate the agreement and to agree to pay your legal costs in connection with receiving legal advice under the agreement. You will then make an appointment with a solicitor who will advise you whether the amount offered is a good deal bearing in mind the risks attached to claiming and the length of time it is lkely to take for you to find alternative work.
The document should be amended to reflect the real date of termination, not a date that has already passed.
So in essence I would ask your employer to confirm that they will pay for legal advice in connection with signing the agreement and if they say they will you can should take advantage of that.
Hopefully you will be able then to find a settlement that is fair.
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