SEVERANCE AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS
We have negotiated hundreds of severance and settlement agreements on behalf of employees and employers. Employees feel frightened, pressured by deadlines and unsure of their rights. Employers are unsure of their options, legal obligations (if any) and long-term legal implications of providing severance to terminating employees.
Severance or Settlement Agreements for Employees
While the terms of a Severance or Settlement contain similar terms, a severance agreement is usually offered by an employer to an employee who is being terminated or laid off. In comparison, a settlement agreement is usually negotiated between the employee and the employer after the employee has raised legal claims relating to a termination.
You can and should always negotiate the terms of a Severance or Settlement Agreement. Some terms you should consider and which we can negotiate for you include:
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