When an employee is being let go from a job, a company may offer a severance agreement. This agreement may include monetary compensation, continued health care coverage, or other benefits. Unbeknownst to many people, providing altruistic benefits to a terminated employee is not the reason that a company offers a severance agreement. A severance agreement generally includes a release of liability that prevents the employee from suing on most grounds.
If you have been presented with a severance agreement and are unsure how to proceed, turn to Hollifield Legal Centre. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to help clients understand their rights in a severance agreement negotiation. Attorney Travis R. Hollifield takes the time to assess each client’s situation on an individualized basis to determine the best way to proceed.
You do not have to blindly accept a severance agreement as it is presented to you. Hollifield Legal Centre can review the agreement, explain your rights, and handle any negotiation to ensure that your rights are protected.
In Florida, terminated employees generally have no legal right to a severance package unless one is required by an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement. It is up to the discretion of the employer whether or not it wants to offer a severance package. It is important that you speak with an attorney if a severance package is offered. A lawyer can review the documents to determine whether the severance is appropriate under the circumstances.
It is possible that you may have a claim that is more valuable than what the company is offering in the severance agreement. This is why you should enlist the assistance of Hollifield Legal Centre. We have over 20 years of experience reviewing severance agreements and pride ourselves on ensuring that you are protected and fully compensated.
Our office is located in Winter Park, Florida, just off of Park Avenue.
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Contact Hollifield Legal Centre today for more information about your rights.