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How Chris Hadrill secured a an agreed reference and a payout of over £10,000 for an insurance salesman through a Settlement Agreement after serious allegations were made against the salesman and he was given a written warning as a result of making a protected disclosure (also known as “whistleblowing”).

The situation

Sam (not his real name), an insurance salesman, submitted complaints to the Financial Conduct Authority and Information Commissioner’s Office that his employer, a large insurance company, disclosing information that they were potentially breaking the law (also known as “whistleblowing”). Sam told his employer that he had made these disclosures.

He was invited to a grievance hearing to discuss his complaints but this grievance hearing was converted to a disciplinary hearing and almost twenty serious allegations (including sexual harassment in the workplace by Sam) were made against him – this was particularly serious as Sam’s girlfriend worked in the same office as him and he was worried that she would believe the allegations being made.

The majority of these serious allegations were unfounded and were subsequently dropped. However, although there was no evidence against him, Sam was subjected to a disciplinary process and told that this might even result in his dismissal. He was then told that he was going to be given a written warning for two of the minor allegations against him.

What Redmans Solicitors did

Chris Hadrill, an employment solicitor at Redmans Solicitors in London, threatened Sam’s employers with an Employment Tribunal claim for automatic unfair dismissal and detriments due to protected disclosure (also known as “whistleblowing”)

Chris was working on a no win no fee basis in this case, which allowed Sam to instruct solicitors to give him advice and negotiate on his behalf as he couldn’t afford to pay hourly fees.

The result

Before Sam was issued with the written warning, Chris wrote to Sam’s employer and negotiated an agreed reference and a payout of over £10,000 for Sam – this represented about six months’ wages for Sam. Within two weeks of his case being settled, Sam secured work. Without the agreed reference, this would have been a lot more difficult.

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Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk. Redmans have offices in Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kingston, Wimbledon, Ealing, Kings Cross and Marylebone (meetings strictly by appointment only).

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Testimonials

4.62 Average

53 Reviews

Anonymous

Both Rana and Chris were fantastic. From the first phone call I was confident my matter was in good hands. I was not disappointed. I would highly recommend Redmans. Thank you again for all of your support and advice.

Posted 3 days ago

Federico S

Great advices and communication. Through Redmana I obtained match more than what I thought. Highly recommended

Posted 5 days ago

Tom G

A good and efficient service with the required legal advice provided for a settlement agreement.

Posted 5 days ago

Francis T

The solicitor I used was Chris Hadrill, who I found extremely professional and I felt that he made me feel at ease, considering the subject matter he was assisting me with.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Chris provided excellent assistance with the negotiation of my settlement agreement. From start to finish, I was consitently updated and advised on the best course of action to take. I would highly recommend Chris and Redmans Solicitors.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

They are busy people but manage well so generally I would recommend them.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Very efficient and professional service from my first phone call making an enquiry. Timescales of the matter in hand were met and within the agreed budget. Would highly recommend Redmans

Posted 3 weeks ago

Lisa B

Really very good service, always available to answer questions, provide my with any information I needed to make informed decisions.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

Offered good support and advice

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

Chris reviewed and managed my compromise agreement swiftly, accurately, helpfully, and on budget. His input on key non-compete clauses was valuable, his communications were clear and concise, and he was always swift in responding. Highly recommended.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Gurbir C

Excellent legal advice service.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Tim

I found Redmans to be very helpful and efficient in conducting my case which was concluded in a timely and diligent manner

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

I found Redman Solicitors to be very good and worked very well to an extremely tight timescale. I would happily recommend them again especially Rana.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous

I received excellent, knowledgeable and critically timely support from Chris regarding my settlement agreement, and would wholeheartedly recommend Chris in these matters.

Posted 3 weeks ago

Katelyn

The solicitor communicated well with me and made sure I understood everything. He did everything needed for my settlement agreement and tried to get the wording changed in my favour too.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Anonymous

Redmans provided excellent services

Posted 4 weeks ago

Sibel U

Excellent service

Posted 4 weeks ago

Peter S

I was very happy with the level of advise I received from Caroline Lewis, and a very professional service fron Chris, The advice given really helped me and I was comfortable to sign the settlement agreement following my redundancy. I would be more than happy to recommend your services to others.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Derek S

I very much appreciated the help provided by Redmans in the settlement agreement agreed with my former employer.

Posted 1 month ago

Waseem M

It was the first ime I used Redmans Solicitors and to be honest, thety were amazing. Rana Tandon and Chris Hadrill were out of this world. They made the process as simply and smooth as can be. Thank you so much for all your support over the last week.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Worked very quickly considering right deadlines - and gave great advice

Posted 1 month ago