Columbus Ohio Severance Negotiation Lawyer
At Coffman Legal, LLC, our Columbus severance negotiation lawyer understands that separation from employment can be a very stressful time filled with uncertainties. At times, employers offer employees severance agreements as they part ways.
If your employer has offered you severance by way of a written agreement, we recommend that you speak with a Columbus severance negotiation lawyer prior to making a decision whether to accept the benefits offered by your employer. When you accept severance, employers require you to release any potential claims you may have against them (whether you know about them or not), and you are legally bound by the agreement. Make sure you protect yourself by seeking legal counsel and review prior to signing a severance agreement. You can be sure that your employer’s in-house or outside counsel reviewed the severance agreement has been given for your consideration. In addition, there is a reason that nearly (if not every) severance agreement contains a clause encouraging you to speak with an attorney. Furthermore, there are certain types of legal rights that cannot be waived in a severance agreement.
In general, severance comes in various forms, including:
- Lump sum payment
- Continued compensation
- Outplacement assistance
- Profit sharing
- Continued health insurance
With the assistance of an experienced severance negotiation lawyer, you will be in a position to fully understand any rights you are waiving prior to signing a severance agreement. The attorney may also be able to negotiate a favorable result, including an increase in the amount of severance, more favorable terms, or other potential benefits.
We can appreciate the difficulty a sudden separation can cause for an employee. However, we are here to offer experienced representation to ensure that you fully understand your rights when considering whether to accept the severance terms offered by your employer. Contact our office at 1-614-949-1181 for a free consultation with a Columbus Ohio severance negotiation lawyer with any questions about severance, your separation, or your legal rights.