Generally speaking California employers are not required to provide a employee with a severance agreement. Certainly, employers use
severance agreements to control their future risk against
wrongful termination lawsuits that could possibly cost them many times more than what they are paying the California employee. If you believe that you have a potential legal claims against your current California employer and they are offering you a
separation agreement it is important that you have a
labor & employment lawyer review your
severance agreement to determine whether you are giving up serious legal rights.
Some California employers have a practice of providing every employee a severance agreement and some California employers provide
severance agreements to California employees that the employer believes may expose them to legal issues down the road.
Many times we are called on to review severance agreements or negotiate
severance agreements that contain illegal and overboard provisions that place the California employee in a peculiar position if the
severance agreement is signed. In addition, many
severance agreements we review and negotiate provide the California employee very little consideration (Wages or Money) in exchange for releasing all of their legal rights that they may or may not have against the California employer.
If you have been recently terminated, fired, laid off, or separated from your Riverside or San Bernardino California employer and your California employer has provided you with a
severance agreement that you need reviewed please call our
California Severance Agreement lawyer today for a FREE initial consultation. Many times we can negotiate a
severance agreement with a California employer on a flat fee basis. In addition, we can also provide the separated California employee with a legal opinion as to whether they have a viable
wrongful termination case against their California employer, which would put into question whether the
severance agreement should be executed or not. Call today to protect your California employment rights.
If you have been terminated lately more than likely your California employer has presented you with a severance agreement.
Severance agreements are not mandatory in the State of California like most people think. However, you must understand as an ex-employee signing a
severance agreement that you are giving up certain and specific rights. In most cases your are giving up the right to pursue any legal action against the California employer in exchange for a couple hundred dollars or possibly more depending on the employer. At the very least you should consult with and have a
lawyer review your California
severance agreement to ensure that you are not giving up valuable legal rights.
Are you a executive or senior manager currently working or transitioning from your California employer. Many senior managers and California executives are asked to sign Separation or Severance Agreements upon separation or termination from their California employer. While a
Severance Agreement is not required in California many employers provide these types of agreements to senior level managers and executives to avoid possible litigation down the road, protect company secrets, or avoid the senior level manager or executive from competing with the former employer in the marketplace. If you have been presented with a
Severance or Separation Agreement you may wish to have the
severance agreement reviewed by a
labor and employment lawyer and possibly negotiated for a better possible result. Call today to discuss your employment matter with our
Labor and Employment lawyer today and protect your employment rights.