ForewordPreface;Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART ONE: Leaving employment:negotiating tactics;1. Negotiating a settlement agreement 2. Evidence: how to build your case; 3. Grievances and how to raise them; 4. How much should I get in my settlement agreement? 5. Settlement agreements: legal, practical and tax matters; 6. Employment tribunals;PART TWO: Leaving employment:specific scenarios and claims;7. Unfair, constructive and wrongful dismissal;8. Redundancy and TUPE; 9. Discrimination; 10. Whistleblowing; 11. Restrictive covenants;PART THREE: Case studies and examplesof documents used in negotiationsand employment tribunals;12. Examples of letters and documents used insettlement negotiations;13. Examples of employment tribunal formsand particulars of claim; 14. Case studies on leaving employment; Appendix One: Glossary; Appendix Two: About Monaco Solicitors.
Alex Monaco is the founder of Monaco Solicitors. He started off in legal aid, refugee asylum and immigration law, before entering the employment law arena. He started his first legal practice in 2015 with the objective of emplowering employees to make the most of their employment rights. This book is a continuation of that goal, Alex has set out to make employment law as accessible as possible to anyone and everyone.
Featured in The Sun in November 2018. Employment lawyer Alex Monaco
gives his top tips on how to negotiate a fair exit package if you
are forced out of a job, including: Dont Resign Immediately: If you
do, you lose an important bargaining chip in negotiating a better
settlement agreement. Dont Play Too Nicely: A settlement is not
what you ought to get, its what they owe you for your workplace
mistreatment and for forcing you out of your job. Dont Burn Your
Bridges: You dont have to hide your feelings, but dont come across
as too angry as you must remain professional at all times. Offer
Something Back: Suggest a confidentiality clause, or a smooth
handover to your successor. Be Aware Of Your Three-Month Deadline:
Dont let your negotiations push you over the strict three-month
time limit for tribunal claims.
'As lawyers I suppose we would say that you need to see a lawyer. As Alex and Will rightly stress, even this (truly excellent) book cannot be a substitute for one. But what is refreshing about this book is that it gives you the tools to negotiate a deal yourself even if you need a lawyer later on. A lot of experience and wisdom has been poured into this book, which is laid out in a userfriendly way in straightforward language with none of the jargon we lawyers use! It cannot train you to be a lawyer but it explains your rights clearly and gives you the tools and confidence to use your own skills to negotiate a deal effectively. I would commend it to you. I wish it had been around when I was a barrister negotiating agreements!' HHJ Jim TIndal, Circuit Judge, former Employment Judge and Barrister (July 2018)
'This book will help you access justice in the employment law sphere.' Ellie Reeves, MP
Femalefirst.co.uk featured the book in an online article for the first Employee Rights Day, on November 1st 2018.
Author Alex Monaco contributed an article to Talk Radio's online site about Brexit's possible effects on employment law. October 2018.