Representing Employees and Employers During Severance Agreement Negotiations
Termination of employment through severance can be a stressful matter for everyone involved. Employees feel frightened, pressured by deadlines and unsure of their rights. Employers can make decisions without considering the long-term legal implications. Sterling Employment Law has extensive expertise in addressing severance cases involving many of the largest companies in Michigan and around the country.
From employees and high-level executives to major corporations, we provide the exceptional legal advice and representation clients seek in employment issues. For help with a severance agreement, call 888-486-6305 for a confidential consultation with our seasoned employment law attorneys.
Severance Assistance for Employees
For many, severance agreements are presented during a very emotional time. People are forced to make a quick, critical life decision without many available facts about what has happened or what lies ahead. For long-term employees, it can be an earth-shattering event like a divorce, except an employer requires them to sign a severance agreement impacting their whole future – with only a week or two to consider the ramifications.
Attorney Raymond J. Sterling understands that employees are bewildered and under considerable pressure to decide whether accepting severance is in their own and their family’s best interests both today and in the future. Even when they sign, many don’t understand what has happened or may sense something has gone wrong. It is important to discuss your options with our attorneys. Here are just a few examples of the issues and problems that we can help address:
These are just a few of the issues you may encounter with severance agreements. We can help you decide whether signing a severance agreement, attempting to negotiate a better deal or pursuing a lawsuit is in your best interests. Together, we will gather what information we can in the limited time available, review the risks and options, and make a strategic decision about how to proceed. We have a strong reputation as successful litigators. Consequently, employers are often more willing to settle cases with us quickly rather than risk going to court.
Severance Agreements for Employers
Employers often ask us: What is my exposure?
For employers, a severance action can be a question of “pay now or pay later.” Often, companies mistakenly proceed with termination of an employee and pay severance without thinking about the possible long-term implications – until they end up facing a lawsuit. A brief consultation with a knowledgeable employment attorney, one who can help complete terminations correctly, while using proper severance agreements, can help limit your legal exposure. Attorney Raymond J. Sterling offers clients the employment law experience necessary to properly review severance packages to avoid potential litigation.
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