Thursday, August 5, 2010

Negotiating A Separation Agreement in Pennsylvania - Releases, Legal Rights, and Waiving Employment Claims

How Do I Negotiate With My Employer to Get More Severance


Is the Severance Offered Mandatory or Voluntary?
Leverage!  The answer is leverage.  Unless you are entitled to severance for any one of a number of reasons, an employer's offer of severance is purely voluntary, and likely motivated by a desire to have you sign a Release of all claims.

The key, then, in situations where the offer is voluntary, is to establish leverage; perhaps your termination was unlawful or potentially unlawful, perhaps you have not been paid for all the services you have rendered, or are owed a bonus, commission, vacation pay, etc.

Severance Negotiations Depend Upon the Ability of the Employee to Assert Some Form of Leverage

In order to determine how much leverage you have, if any, it may be best to seek legal counsel who can evaluate your entire employment history in accordance with relevant employment laws and principles.

Lawyer Negotiating Severance Since 1991
Philadelphia Are Employment Attorney Representing Employees

John A. Gallagher is an employment lawyer who represents employees in Pennsylvania. 

John typically represents employees who need an employment lawyer in Philadelphia County, Chester County, Delaware County, Bucks County, Berks County, Lancaster County and Montgomery County.

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