Law Firm Provides Detailed Analyses of Severance Agreements

Skilled employment law attorneys help terminated employees evaluate their options

Losing a job can be incredibly stressful. The emotional and financial pressure you face is not conducive to making careful long-term legal decisions. Yet this is when many dismissed employees are presented with severance agreements where payment is offered in exchange for a waiver of your legal rights. If this happens to you, Braverman, PLLC can evaluate potential claims against your employer so that you can have the knowledge you need to make an informed decision. We advise New York, New Jersey, and other employees throughout the United States on their options when presented with severance agreements.

Thorough legal counselors assess potential claims

To determine whether a severance payment compensates you fairly, you need to understand the likelihood of a successful claim or lawsuit against your employer. Our attorneys can quickly evaluate potential legal actions ad your legal rights and options as well as what you might be able to recover by alleging

  • Discrimination based on age, sex, race, color, LGBTQIA+, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, or membership in another group protected under federal, state or local law
  • Violation of an employment contract
  • Refusal of an employer to follow the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Consideration you will receive for executing a noncompete or no solicitation agreement
  • Unlawful retaliation for reporting employer misconduct
  • Whistleblower claims or rights
  • Defamation or libel claims and rights
  • Retaliation claims
  • Other labor law and wage and hour claims
  • Bonus payment rights

Our knowledge of state and local law and compensation obtained by plaintiffs in similar situations is crucial to an informed decision as to whether the severance payment is adequate and fair, as well as whether the terms of the agreement you are being asked to sign is reasonable and provides protection for you.

Proven advocates protect your rights under labor and employment law

A severance agreement sometimes can be challenged even if you've already signed it and received the payments. Illegal acts cannot be justified by terms in a severance agreement, and unreasonable concessions may not be enforceable. Many courts recognize that dismissed workers are often desperate for payments and might have signed away their legal rights under duress. Also, severance agreements must follow strict legal mandates when drafted to ensure they are enforceable when signed by an employee. If you believe you were unfairly coerced, we can advise you whether you can seek to reopen the matter or seek additional compensation.

Contact employment law attorneys for comprehensive advice on severance agreements

At Braverman, PLLC, our employment law attorneys help clients determine whether signing or challenging a severance agreement is in their best interest. Call us at 347-853-8607 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.