Finding out that you are losing your job can be an extremely stressful experience. In some situations, your employer may offer you a severance package and you may be tempted to automatically accept to ensure you have a financial safety net until you find new employment. On the other hand, you may be expecting a severance offer due to a contract you signed or policies in an employee handbook, though no offer happens. In either situation, it is critical to call an experienced attorney before taking action.
At HKM Employment Attorneys, our legal team represents employees in and around Las Vegas and will thoroughly review any severances offers you may have received to ensure they are adequate. We will also protect your rights to a severance package if your employer is trying to deny you what you rightfully deserve. Call today for more information about how we can assist you.
Reviewing a Severance Offer
While your main focus regarding severance may be on the amount of money you are offered, there are often other key components of severance agreements that should be carefully considered. For example, the agreement may include a non-compete agreement or nondisclosure clause that should be reviewed for reasonableness. Many severance agreements also contain a provision that waives your right to file a legal claim against the company following your termination.
This waiver should be carefully considered, especially if the circumstances of your termination were questionable. For example, if you believe you were wrongfully terminated for any reason, it may be beneficial to pursue a lawsuit instead of accepting the severance pay. An attorney can advise you of the best course of action.
Protecting Your Rights to Severance
If you previously signed an agreement or were promised severance by your employer, you may be shocked if none is offered at the time of your termination. A skilled attorney can review your employment documents and help you fight for the package promised by your employer.
In addition, many employers may offer a package that is significantly inadequate based on prior agreements or other circumstances. A lawyer can help you negotiate with your employer for the full amount of severance pay you deserve so that you can have peace of mind while you seek a new endeavor.
Discuss Your Severance With Our Las Vegas Employment Lawyers Today
Too many employers offer severance packages that are inadequate or have unreasonable terms and too many employees discover this fact after it is too late. If you are offered a severance package, you should never hesitate to take the time to have it reviewed by a skilled employment contracts lawyers before you sign. There can be a lot on the line in this situation, including your financial future and you want to ensure your rights are fully protected. The legal team at the office of HKM Employment Attorneys in Las Vegas will review your severance and any other employment contracts to make sure your rights are protected. Please call today for help at 702-625-3893 or contact us online.