There’s no easy way to lose your job. When the worst happens, it can help to have someone fighting to help you make the best of a difficult situation. An experienced Employment Lawyer can work with you to help you receive the possible severance package.

What do we look at?

A severance agreement should explain what benefits the employee will receive upon leaving the employer.  A skilled attorney will work with you to help maximize these benefits.

Severance agreements usually prohibit the employee from disparaging the former employer. A lawyer can negotiate for the same protections for you and for what information will the employer will share with future employers.
An attorney should also ensure severance agreement does not expand or complicate non-compete agreements. An Attorney can negotiate on your behalf to try to limit it to direct competitors, smaller areas, and/or shorter timeframes.

Many companies will offer a severance package in exchange for you giving up all claims that you have or may have against your employer. An attorney can help you review your situation to determine if you have other potential claims such as discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, overtime owed, violations of leave laws, failure to accommodate.  Our Employment law attorneys specialize in all  these areas and can help guide you every step of the way.

Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today

Our experienced attorneys will work with you to negotiate the best possible severance arrangement based on your specific situation.  We will review your severance package, go over it with you, and point out potential problems and how to fix them. We may also be able to access if amount of severance the employer is offering is within the usual range for the relevant profession or industry.

It is important to contact an attorney early to negotiate the largest severance possible and to protect your rights. Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss a severance package review and potential negotiations. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.

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