Skilled Counsel on Severance Negotiations and Agreements
For many different kinds of employment disputes, a negotiated severance agreement will represent a good outcome for the employee, especially in situations where the workplace atmosphere has deteriorated beyond repair. If you need advice about the severance option for resolving disputes on the job, contact McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., in Harrisburg.
Our attorneys negotiate, review and enforce the terms of severance agreements in many different situations — layoffs due to downsizing or structural changes at a major Pennsylvania employer, the departure of key executive or professional employees following the sale of a closely held business, or the resolution of sexual harassment or employer retaliation complaints as an alternative to a lawsuit.
A severance agreement should ideally resolve all of the actual and potential issues between an employer and the employee at the time of separation. If you have been asked to sign a severance agreement, it will very likely contain a waiver and release clause that gives up all the rights you might have against the company. It is always a good idea to review the agreement with an experienced lawyer who can let you know whether you're being asked to waive any substantial rights or benefits based on your actual experience with the employer.
We Advise Clients About All Aspects of Severance Agreements
If it appears that you have a potential discrimination or retaliation claim, our law firm can go to work with the goal of recovering the value of your legal claims as an element of the severance package. A negotiated severance agreement can reflect these claims in the amount of severance pay, the duration of continued health insurance coverage, the employer's waiver of noncompete or non-solicitation terms, or other important provisions.
At McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., we have successfully resolved many workplace disputes through severance negotiations. For dependable advice about the ways a pending severance offer can be improved, or to learn how we use severance as part of a broader employment litigation strategy, contact our office in Harrisburg for a free consultation.
Larry Weisberg is the contributing author to this content.