Posted: Friday, 4 January 2019 @ 13:43
The recent case of Adam Sampson the former Chief Legal Ombudsman, Adam Sampson, attacking his former employer’s version of his departure, telling MPs that it included statements that “risk accusations of misleading Parliament” shows the dangers of not doing a settlement agreement at the end of employment.
Sampson left his job a year ago at the Legal Ombudsman under a bit of a cloud over an issue of expenses, though bluntly the allegations against him seemed pretty mild.
Unfortunately for Sampson if you are in a position like that, scrutiny tends to be higher.
However, both parties(employer and employee) are damaged as they are having their dirty laundry aired in public and the spat continues.
This is all pretty standard stuff for the employer lawyer with both employer and employee have damaging allegations made against the other.
In many instances what happens is that the employer and employee hush it up, do an exit deal and both parties can move on with reputation in tact.
It is a shame that did not happen here and both parties continue to air their dirty laundry in public.