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Committed New York Severance Agreement Lawyers Protect Employees from Unfair Termination Settlements


Do not sign a severance agreement without advice from an attorney

Severance agreements are commonly used to protect an organization’s best interests following the termination of an employee. As a terminated employee asked to sign a severance agreement, it is important to understand the impact the contract will have on your finances, your career and your future.

At Hepworth Gershbaum & Roth, our New York severance agreement attorneys know how important it is for employees to take care when signing contracts upon the termination of their employment. With more than 70 years of combined employment law experience, our lawyers have the skill and knowledge needed to help terminated employees protect their best interests when asked to sign severance agreements.

What is a severance agreement?

Severance agreements are legally binding documents that address a wide range of issues relating to the separation of an employee from an organization. In many cases, the organization will ask the terminated employee to sign the agreement to protect the business from legal action relating to the firing.

Most severance agreements offer the terminated employee a financial and benefits package in return for the employee’s willingness to waive their rights to sue the organization for wrongful termination or other employment law issues.

Why is it important to consult an attorney before signing a severance agreement?

When presented with a severance agreement, it is important to fully understand the many issues detailed within the document. Turning to an attorney for advice is one of the best ways to protect your future from harm stemming from an unfair severance agreement.

An experienced New York severance agreement lawyer may help you avoid:

  • An unfair settlement: In many cases, it is up to the digression of the employer to draft what they view as a fair severance package. In other situations, however, the terms of the severance agreement may be outlined by an employment agreement. Our New York severance agreement lawyers offer the advice you need to understand if the offer is fair, or if you have legal options for pursuing a more favorable agreement.

  • Waiving important rights: Many severance agreements ask the employee to waive his or her right to pursue legal action against the employer. In cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment or other driving factors that led to the termination, waiving your right to sue is likely not in your best interests. Our New York severance agreement lawyers help you understand your legal options and determine if waiving your rights is the proper course of action in your unique situation.

  • Undue pressure: By state law, employees are prohibited from pressuring employees into signing a severance agreement. Unfortunately, some employers ignore this mandate and act aggressively to secure a signed severance agreement before the employee takes legal action. Our severance agreement attorneys shield you from high-pressure tactics and make sure you take the time to review and understand the contract before signing.

Discuss your specific concerns with one of our New York severance agreement attorneys

The New York severance agreement attorneys at Hepworth Gershbaum & Roth leverage more than 70 years of employment law experience to offer advice to employees. After carefully reviewing the severance document you have been asked to sign, we offer the information you need to understand the impact the agreement will have on your finances, your career and your overall future.

Contact us online or call 212-545-1199 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case with one of our New York severance agreement lawyers.




Contact an employment law attorney in New York today for a free initial consultation and determine whether you have a case. For a free initial consultation, you can contact us online or by phone.

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