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Vermont and New Hampshire Severance Agreement Attorneys

Proven Negotiation for Severance Agreements

If you are undergoing a termination, your employer may ask you to sign a severance agreement to protect themselves from future issues such as wrongful discharge lawsuits. This legal document has no intention of upholding your best interests to the same extent as it does for your employer. A severance agreement is a legal contract describing the terms of a termination and can be administered at the beginning or end of employment.

Severance agreements can impact both employees and employers because, if either party violates the specified terms of the contract, you may have to deal with a lawsuit even after you are no longer with the company. Regardless of the grounds for your discharge, the last thing you want to experience is a legal dispute with your ex-employer. You should be able to move forward from your termination peacefully.

Contact our severance agreement lawyer by calling (802) 221-4461. We can review your severance agreement and identify any flaws that may impose upon your legal rights.

Elements of Severance Agreements

Severance agreements are intended to minimize the risks of potential legal issues following an employment termination. Typically, employers will give the discharged employee severance pay to help cover an employee’s needs until they find their next job, or to persuade such employee to act or not act: It can be used as “hush money” to prevent the employee from doing something that may otherwise harm the employer or expose them for illegal actions.

Our attorneys can examine your severance agreement to determine if there are any inconsistencies and invasions of your rights. It is vital that you retain our legal counsel because if you overlook one minor detail, you may end up in a messy lawsuit. Further, we can help you negotiate the terms of your employment discharge.

Ironically, the purpose of a severance agreement is primarily to avoid a lawsuit against your employer, but if you neglect to abide by the terms of your agreement, your employer may be able to file a lawsuit against you. These issues can be prevented by hiring our attorney to represent you and guide you through every element of your severance agreement to best prevent any legal disputes down the road.

Most severance agreements mention these aspects:

  • Severance pay
  • Insurance coverage
  • Retirement plans
  • Outplacement services
  • General release

Fostering a Smooth Transition After Employment Discharge

You can trust our team to negotiate and advocate for your best interests if you’re given a severance agreement. This document has far-reaching impacts and could potentially lead to complicated legal matters if you ignore any detail, making it crucial that you retain our skilled lawyer for legal counsel.

Most people don’t realize that they have the power to negotiate how they leave their company as well as the importance of having a lawyer by their side to ensure they’re not signing away their rights. Our mission is to protect you at all costs so you can move forward from your employment seamlessly.

Marsicovetere & Levine Law Group, P.C. can work to safeguard you from unintended damage. Contact us online or call (802) 221-4461 to learn about how we can help you.