Why UK employees can’t waive future statutory claims
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Nick Marshall is a managing associate at Linklaters

Employment lawyers have long debated whether, and how, employees could waive future statutory claims that had not yet arisen at the time a settlement agreement is signed. That debate appears to have been settled – at least for now – by the Scottish Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Bathgate v Technip UK Ltd & Ors [2022] EAT 155.