Severance Agreement/ Separation Agreement Review and Negotiation
Your job is important to you. Roughly one-third of your life is spent at work. When your employer unexpectedly tells you that you are being let go, it can be a difficult and emotional time. Do you know your legal rights upon separation from your employment? Could you benefit from the services of a skilled negotiator to help maximize your monetary recovery while protecting your rights?
Employers sometimes present separation agreements, also known as severance agreements, to departing employees. If you believe that the separation agreement which your employer has given to you is one-sided, it probably is. These agreements are drafted by your employer’s attorney to protect the company from liability by limiting your ability to file a claim for discrimination or other illegal employer conduct.
Your employer has legal counsel – why shouldn’t you be on equal footing? A separation agreement affects your legal rights – shouldn’t you know what you are signing? Vucko Law can help you to understand the terms of your separation agreement, the potential risks and whether the agreement is fair. In addition, Vucko law can also advise you about your potential claims against your employer and the value of those claims and help you negotiate a better severance package.
Vucko law offers alternative fee structures and free initial consultations. Attorney Stacey Vucko can be reached at (312) 522-2517.