Severance Agreement Guidance From San Diego Lawyers
No one works for the same employer for his or her entire career. When an employee stops working for an employer for any reason — whether by termination, resignation or retirement — often the employee has an opportunity to accept an offered severance agreement or to negotiate one. In either case, severance packages can put money and benefits into the pockets of employees. At the Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs we can help you maximize the value of your severance package.
At the Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs, we take pride in helping severed employees get the compensation and benefits they deserve. You worked hard for your employer, and you should be recognized for what you accomplished. In addition, an employer often has an incentive to give you severance as a way to avoid potential litigation after you leave. Contact our San Diego office to learn more about how we can help you.
Experienced Employment Law Guidance in California
In some cases, an employer will promise a severance package in writing. Sometimes there will be a verbal promise to give a severance agreement. In other situations, the employer may not have made any written or verbal promise at all, but may still realize that being open to severance negotiations makes sense under the circumstances. In any one of these scenarios, our aim is to get you the most valuable severance package available to you.
A Lawyer Who Will Fight for Your Rights
Often written promises of severance require a detailed analysis of the language in the provisions. In those cases, our San Diego lawyers look to see:
- Whether the promise is enforceable
- Under what circumstances it is enforceable
- How we can use the language of the severance promise to increase the size of the package
Oral severance promises may or may not be enforceable, depending on the circumstances. We investigate those circumstances to see whether the promise can be enforced and what the value of that promise might be.
Of course, we can always make a demand for a severance package, even when none was originally offered. Again, we analyze the surrounding circumstances to see if it makes sense to make a demand of this sort.
Contact Our San Diego Attorneys Regarding Your Severance Agreements
Please email us or give us a call. We will gladly answer any questions you may have about severance agreements. And will review your situation to see if we can help. Once we accept your case, we will work hard to maximize the size of your severance package.
For more information you can contact us at: 858-292-0792
Initial consultations are always free.