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Anyone have experience of compromise agreements

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by c73, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. c73

    c73

    Any experiences of compromise agreements or suggestions from anyone about things I should be aware of.

    I have been offered a payoff of 2 months pay - I have been off sick for a year. Does this sound reasonable?
    I have asked for references to be personalised for any jobs I apply for.
    Any thing else I should check for?

     
  2. c73

    c73

    Any experiences of compromise agreements or suggestions from anyone about things I should be aware of.

    I have been offered a payoff of 2 months pay - I have been off sick for a year. Does this sound reasonable?
    I have asked for references to be personalised for any jobs I apply for.
    Any thing else I should check for?

     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I am sorry to hear that you have been ill for so long.
    I wonder if you could suggest to your Union that they should press for a term's pay - 4 months? I say this as you seem not to be at fault from what you say; this doesn't seem to be a disciplinary issue.
    It may be that your Union thinks that this is a bit too far, but you could always try.
    I hope that you feel better soon, when the stress of all this is over.
    Best wishes
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  4. c73

    c73

    Thanks TheoGriff for the reply.
    The school says there is no negotiation - 2 months pay.
    There is no disciplinary issue - my deterioration in my health was following stresses at work with my line manager that, even though I reported it, was never resolved.
    I just want to ensure that I leave under the best conditions and that I dont jeopardise future employment so any advice from anyone is gratefully received.
     
  5. AdmiralNelson

    AdmiralNelson New commenter

    I hope you are getting expert advice from your Union - and at a higher level than the school rep. In my experience no-one whould sign a CA without that sort of advice and, indeed, support. The school may say 'no negotiation' but that is, itself, a negotiaiting stance. I certainly wouldn't accept their first offer wihtout clear, impartial advice...
     
  6. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    If you can give no date for a foreseeable return to work, two months' pay in lieu of notice is standard.
     
  7. I would agree that you should be looking at four months pay within the agreement and indeed a good reference should not be at the expense of this - it could take you a while to get another job and bear in mind that if you took the case to tribunal you could win a lot more....but have no legal clai on this if sign compromise agreement.....
     
  8. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Why? Two months is standard, if the teacher cannot offer a foreseeable date for return to work..
     
  9. In my experience of union work, when there is the sniff of a suggestion of tribunal etc - which it sounds plausible from the OP, the offer would be more than 2 months, usually minimum of four - afterall you are relinquishing your right to sue them for a ehck of a lot more potentially!!!

    Would you gamble potentially 10-25k for what would prob only 3k? Less likely to gamble and go to tribunal if it was 6 or 8k tax free....

    Just becuase Heads like to rule by fear doesn;t mean that all teachers need to be fearful and not wait for more in such circumstances....the school is obviously going against the employee's rights re their absences and being given a real chance to receover and perhaps be fit for work in the imminent future?!
     

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