I have been involved in a dispute with my last employers who made me redundant after 8 years service. There were two of us in the same role and they decided they only need one, and they chose 5 criteria which seemed designed to favour my colleague over me. I was given the statutory redundancy payout, but with the tribunal approaching and having been made an offer of £1500 to settle out of court, I feel that £187.50 per year as compensation is an insult, bearing in mind that I obtained for them several substantial contracts from which they have earnt probably a million and are still benefitting. Could I ask them to subsantially increase their offer in view of this?
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Sorry about the slight delay. You are free to try and negotiate any amount you want. If this is the first offer they have made then it is unlikely it is their last and it is possibly just the start of the negotiation process. This is very much like a poker game to be honest - you keep your cards close to your chest and try to see how far you can take the other side. Assuming you are confident that you have a reasonable case then the bargaining power could be on your side because the employer would want to avoid going to tribunal, spending legal fees and also having a potential payout. So use this to your advantage in the negotiations process.
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I fully understand the situation - I have been through it plenty of times in the past. You may try and call their bluff and see if they have more money in the pot. If they do not then you simply go to tribunal and try your luck there.
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