Employment legislation does not permit employers to contract out of, or waive, statutory employment rights, duties and responsibilities.
Any provision in an agreement (whether a contract of employment or not), which purports to exclude or limit an employee’s statutory employment rights, or to preclude an employee from bringing any proceedings before an employment tribunal, will be void.
An agreement designed to settle or resolve a claim by an employee in respect of their statutory employment rights, will only be binding if it is a:
settlement agreement which satisfies the requirements for such an agreement, including the requirement that the employee has received independent advice; or
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