The agreement should also specify that if your former employer is asked to speak orally about you or fill out a box form about you, the information they provide to you is no less favourable than the agreed wording. It is important that your lawyer checks your contract to make sure you get the maximum amount in the efficient tax way. Since you are used to granting tax compensation to your employer in the transaction contract, you should be informed of the tax you have to pay if HMRC disputes the payments made under this agreement. For example, if you are offered a settlement agreement because you have informed your employer that you are pregnant or because you are an older worker who has reached a certain age and your employer is trying to encourage you to retire, all your conversations in court would be allowed, no matter how much your employer insisted that they were “off the record” or “without prejudice”. Some HR leaders have also referred to this as “protected conversations” when this status is rare and only exists in very narrow circumstances. Your lawyer should review the different amounts offered to you in your settlement agreement and advise you on whether it`s a good deal. This is based on the facts relating to the employer`s willingness to terminate your contract.