Negotiation of Severance Agreements
New York & New Jersey Employment Law Attorneys Working on Your Behalf
Being let go of by your employer is a shocking experience that can disrupt
your life and put you in a terrible position. To soften the blow, employers
frequently offer severance packages that allow former employees to continue
to receive some of the benefits they enjoyed as an employee. However,
before you consider accepting an offer, you must have an experienced employment
law attorney review it and negotiate for better terms on your behalf.
At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, our
employment law attorneys have what it takes to ensure you receive the best possible severance
package. We also represent cases in both New York and New Jersey.
Contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law at (201) 870-1909 to schedule a
free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. We are available
24/7 to take your call.
What Does a Severance Agreement Usually Include?
People tend to believe that severance pay is an employee’s final
paycheck. However, several items and conditions are included in these
complex legal agreements, which is why an attorney to review the terms.
Here are some of the most common features of a severance agreement:
- How much you will receive, when your severance payments will end, or if
it will be paid in full in a single, one-time payment
- If you will continue to receive health insurance benefits and how long
these benefits will last
- If you accrued sick leave or vacation days, a severance agreement might
reimburse you for them
- A return of property clause if you are still in possession of items belonging
to your employer
- A non-compete clause and confidentiality agreement preventing you from
sharing any details about the company you work for
- Some severance agreements also allow employees to continue to use company
resources, such as mailing or printing, for a finite amount of time
If you believe you were unfairly laid off due to discrimination, it is
particularly crucial to have an attorney review your severance agreement.
To avoid legal action, your severance agreement might require you to waive
discrimination claims in order to receive the benefits stated in your
employer’s offer. At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, our
employment law attorneys are also experienced in handling discrimination cases.
Contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law Today for a Free Case Review!
If you were notified that you are being laid off and offered a severance
package, the team at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law can negotiate
on your behalf to ensure it is in your best interests. You can rely on
us to protect your rights as an employee.
Contact our law office today at (201) 870-1909 to schedule a free case
review with a trusted member of our team. We serve clients in New York
and New Jersey and are available 24/7 to take your call!