Pennsylvania & New Jersey Severance Agreement Lawyer
When your employment relationship ends, whether it was because of a company downsizing or some other means, it is important to be prepared for what comes next. If you are offered a severance package, it is important to ensure the agreement preserves your interests too – not just your employer’s. Losing a job is stunning and disorienting. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of signing a severance agreement without reading it thoroughly or thinking it through – even when the document itself states that he or she should consult with the attorney before signing.
When you sign a typical severance agreement, you forfeit your right to file a lawsuit, even if you later realize or learn that employment discrimination, a form of retaliation or other illegal activities were involved in your termination.
At Vantage Legal, we are available to review and help you understand the terms of your proposed severance agreement. By thinking creatively and exploring all of your options, we can often obtain a much better deal for you than you might expect. We can also assist you with other aspects of employment severance, including:
- Negotiating severance agreements where an agreement was not offered
- Negotiating additional weeks of severance pay
- Negotiating stock buy-outs
- Negotiating a favorable letter of reference
- Ensuring confidentiality of the circumstances of your termination
- Negotiating mutual non-disparagement clauses
- Negotiating reasonable non-competition clauses (non-compete agreements)
- Ensuring clients receive COBRA reimbursement
If you have recently had your employment terminated and your employer has given you a severance agreement, contact Vantage Legal today to have your employment contract reviewed by an experienced lawyer before you sign it. Even if your company has not offered you a severance package, we still may be able to negotiate a severance agreement with your former employer on your behalf