WILL YOU SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS?
I wanted to write something but it seems that my prior article entitled “IF YOU WERE IN HIS SHOES” written about settlements and claims would already support the thought that I wanted to express. Anyway, I will make this as a poll instead to best aid my decision-making.
So here is the scenario. You have a $100 claim due for a year to your boss for extra work rendered. Your colleagues complained to the Labor Department and so the issue was raised as well. The court ordered for the payment or engage in an amicable settlement so the issue can be finally closed.
Your boss approached you and presented a “take-it-or-leave-it” offer. He offered you only 25% of your $100 and you get to sign a quitclaim that says you cannot run after your boss after the settlement. At some point, you were even offered a cheaper package and you are being pressured to take the offer.
You do not wanted to engage as much as possible in a legal war but you wanted to get more for the sake of justice and equity. You are not satisfied with the amount although you are not that greedy to ask so much. You tried bargaining but to no avail. They were firm on the 25% and so you are left with two options.
So the question now is… WILL YOU SIGN FOR THE 25% SETTLEMENT or WILL YOU NOT SIGN AND RATHER PUSH FOR THE FULL PAYMENT OF WHAT IS DUE even when it entails going on a LEGAL BATTLE and BURN BRIDGES as a result?