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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!
Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?
The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.
How much is my case worth?
Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.