Negotiating a Severance Agreement. Can their Attorney Negotiate More Money?

You should always contact an experienced employment attorney to review your severance agreement to ensure that you are fully protected.  Most severance agreements provided to employees are drafted to protect the rights of the Company.  Aside from monetary payments, it is important that the agreement is fully enforceable, protects all of your rights, addresses various issues that may be important to you following your employment, such as letters of reference and the characterization of your separation.

To the extent that you have any legal claims against your employer, an experienced employment counsel will ascertain the basis of such claims and value whether the offered severance sufficiently compensates you for waiver of such claims.

Lisa Sherman
California Labor & Employment Attorney