However, if both parties are bound by confidentiality, it may be helpful to agree on what you are going to tell your friends/colleagues and potential future employers about the reasons for your departure. Frequent reasons are „dismissal“ and „mutual agreement“, but some agreements do not mention the reason for the withdrawal at all. It`s important to determine what your employer is going to tell potential future employers about your job and why you left – for example, by agreeing on the wording used in each reference they provide. However, sometimes you don`t need to negotiate at all to get an increased severance pay, as many employers voluntarily offer a comparison with an increased amount that goes beyond the legal minimum. Most employers pay for attorney fees so that an employee can get advice on a proposed job comparison, so all your legal fees are often covered. We are currently supporting a number of employees of Asda, British Gas, Morrisons and Vodafone in their transaction agreements. Probably! However, this information is not a substitute for specialized legal advice on your situation. If you would like further advice or have secured a settlement agreement or intend to enter into a settlement agreement, contact Truth Legal to arrange a free, non-binding consultation with a lawyer. . . .