The EAT found that “the Commission that the applicant could expect for this amount (or any amount like it) would only deal with the terms and effects of the proposed transaction and its ability to exercise its rights thereafter” and that “any advice regarding the merits of the applicant`s right and the probable award of compensation would require a very different way of reading and reviewing it.” The EAT found “totally unrealistic” the offer of $500, plus VAT, which the labour court had found “the merits of a transaction”. On this basis, only a relatively small contribution is appropriate. The Board, for which it considers the employer to be paying, is limited to providing advice on the specific issue of the terms and effect of the agreement with respect to the waiver of legal rights and not on its terms and conditions or on detailed drafting. This issue was also addressed by the EHRC in its October 2019 guide, The Application of Confidentiality Agreements in Cases of Discrimination. It is clear from the EHRC guidelines that the employer should bear the reasonable costs of advising a worker on a transaction contract “the amount of which varies depending on the circumstances, but should be discussed with the worker`s advisor.” What is a transaction contract? Why do employers offer transaction agreements? When are they used? What`s in a transaction agreement? Is a transaction contract similar to a redundancy? Tax-exempt or taxable notice payments? Can I ask for an agreement? How can I offer a transaction contract? When can I make the offer? How do I protect a transaction agreement? What does that mean without prejudice? Transaction or labour tribunal? Who can advise on a transaction contract? Does the employer pay the legal fees for the transaction agreements? Should I accept a transaction offer? Can I negotiate a deal? What is a good billing offer? How can I respond to a low offer? Settlement Agreement CalculatorWhat happens if I don`t accept a transaction contract? New job offer? Job references and transaction agreements? Cases of illness and transactional agreementsThe cases and transaction agreementsDisciplined Disrevocation agreementsThe confidentiality agreements After expiry, you pay with your basic contractual and legal rights, and then evaluate what your employer offers in exchange for signing a transaction contract.