Seamus: There has to be some kind of incentive in the agreement for the employee to sign. In general, you will see that ex-Gratia payments are sometimes made. Payment in place of termination is also paid. There are different tax implications for which specific advice is needed. In the United Kingdom, a compromise agreement is a certain type of legal contract between an employer and its employee (or ex-employee) under which the worker is paid, often negotiated, in exchange for the fact that he or she is no longer entitled to the employer because of a violation of a legal obligation of the employer.    Apart from the aforementioned legal requirements, the content of a compromise agreement is largely left to the discretion of the company and the employee concerned. Examples of common clauses are that even if they get a compromise agreement and sign it and bring it back to you, it has absolutely no value, unless it comes with the schedule signed by the independent consultant to say that they gave independent advice and that the employee signed the agreement on the foot. Unlike contractual rights, which can be abandoned by contractually renouncing such rights, legal rights can only be concluded on a mandatory basis, one of which is subject to a compromise agreement, whereas it is customary to enter into compromise agreements when the employment has been terminated (or is about to cease), it is possible to conclude if employment persists. Unlike contractual rights that can be abandoned by contractually renouncing such rights, legal rights can only be invoked in a mandatory manner, one of which is governed by a compromise agreement. In practice, a compromise agreement also includes the waiver of any right of infringement as well as legal rights, although such a waiver does not have to meet the same requirements to be valid, since a right to infringement is a common right of law. Therefore, if this is viewed on a two-handed basis, the employer normally pays the worker some kind of compensation as part of the compromise agreement.