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It is commonly the case that an employment dispute will lead to a compromise, embodied in a settlement agreement. The right to bring an employment tribunal claim, eg for unfair dismissal, is a statutory right, and there are strict requirements relating to the contracting out of such right and other rights which must be complied with for the settlement agreement to be binding. Section 203 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) requires a valid settlement agreement to be in writing, to relate to particular proceedings (including intimated proceedings), advice from a named relevant independent adviser who has a policy of insurance as to the terms and effect of the proposed agreement must be given, and the agreement must state that the condition
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