Sutherland v Network Appliance Ltd and another [2001] IRLR 12 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Settlements: Compromise agreement excluded employee's contractual claim

    Date:
    1 February 2001

    An employee who entered into an agreement with his employer to accept a payment "in full and final settlement of any claims" against the employer arising out of his employment or its termination, had effectively compromised any claim for damages for breach of contract and so could not pursue such a claim before an employment tribunal, holds the EAT in Sutherland v Network Appliance Ltd and another.