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Severance Agreement Review and Negotiation

severance agreement review

When you are presented with a Severance Agreement from your employer, it can be confusing and difficult to know what, exactly, they are asking you to sign. All severance agreements will contain legal terms and language that are best translated by an experienced employment attorney. You should seek legal counsel in order to protect you and get you the most gain for your cooperation, while not undermining basic benefits to which you are already entitled.

It is a good idea to have any severance agreement reviewed by an experienced employment attorney before agreeing to it without requesting changes. In most cases, signing a severance agreement means waiving your rights to pursue any legal action against your former employer. Our employment law firm has years of experience in reviewing and negotiating severance agreements. We can help review and negotiate your severance documents to protect your rights.

Generally, we suggest that our clients use the specific changes that we provide them as part of the flat-fee review and negotiate for these changes on their own. However, if we believe that we could increase the amount of the severance payment and the types of benefits and that our services would add value, we may suggest that you retain us to negotiate the agreement for you. Typically, we have the greatest amount of leverage to negotiate for an increased severance payment in situations when the employee is terminated based upon discriminatory or unethical circumstances.

We would be happy to discuss with you the various options in retaining our firm to negotiate your severance. Typically, severance agreement negotiation is done on an hourly or flat-fee basis.

Please call us today at (951) 213-4786 to begin the severance agreement review and negotiation process.