Does the employee waive all of their rights to bring a claim?

  1. If the settlement agreement is drafted correctly then the effect should be that all existing and future claims by the employee against the employer are waived.
  2. Under law, an employee’s right to bring certain specified claims cannot be waived ­ including: personal injury claims (unless the injury is known about at the time the agreement is signed and a claim is waived), a claim for accrued pension entitlements and a claim to enforce the terms of the settlement agreement itself.