San Jose Severance Agreement and Termination Attorneys
California Employment Lawyers Serving Campbell, Oakland, and the Bay Area
It may seem unusual if your employer asks you to sign additional documentation when your employment contract is being terminated. That's because it is. They may offer you additional money or other incentives to entice you to agree to the terms of the proposed termination. This may seem like an attractive option, and sometimes it is. However, these incentives may be offered to disguise the fact that your other rights are being taken away.
Severance agreements are put into place to protect the rights of employees and executives when they leave a company. Sometimes, employers seeking to illegally terminate employment agreements will require you to sign an agreement that you will never pursue legal action against them in the future. Whenever you are presented with such an agreement, it is to your benefit to retain legal counsel first to make sure you are not signing away your rights.
Our California employment law attorneys have more than 30 years of experience. We are dedicated employment law attorneys who aggressively advocate for the rights of our clients. If you would like to speak directly with an experienced attorney regarding your severance agreement conflicts, contact Jachimowicz Pointer, Attorneys at Law, Inc.. Call 408-246-5500.
Termination Agreement Disputes
In termination cases, there is more than the loss of a paycheck at stake. Your professional reputation and future employability in your industry are also at risk. From the employer's perspective, their reputation, business processes, and potential profits may also be in jeopardy. For that reason, this type of litigation has the potential to be extremely contentious.
For the best results, it is important to seek out representation and counsel early in situations that may lead to employment discrimination claims. In our experience, however, termination agreement disputes can provide an opportunity for both sides to come to a consensus. Our lawyers are prepared to collaborate with both sides in order to discreetly and quickly resolve these types of disputes. The earlier in the process you consult with an attorney, the better your chances of arriving at a mutually beneficial and amicable solution.
Discretion and Confidentiality Are Key to Resolving Disputes
Our qualified attorneys are prepared to take your employment case to trial if necessary. However, employers recognize that discretion and confidentiality are key when resolving termination disputes. For that reason, most employment cases are settled through mediation outside of court.
Our goal is to prevent a lawsuit while still working to obtain the most advantageous outcome for our clients. Contact an experienced San Jose employment attorney to schedule a free consultation. Jachimowicz Pointer, Attorneys at Law, Inc. serves clients in Campbell, Fremont, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Milpitas, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Clara County, and the Bay Area. Call us at 408-246-5500 today.