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Severance Agreements (employee)

Greensboro Law Firm Provides Detailed Analyses of Severance Agreements

North Carolina attorneys help terminated employees evaluate their options

Losing a job can be incredibly stressful. The emotional and financial pressure you face is not conducive to making careful long-term legal decisions. Yet this is when many dismissed employees are presented with severance agreements where payment is offered in exchange for a waiver of your legal rights. If this happens to you, a Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P., lawyer will evaluate potential claims against your employer so that you can have the knowledge you need to make an informed decision.

Thorough Greensboro counselors assess potential claims

To determine whether a severance payment compensates you fairly, you need to understand the likelihood of a successful lawsuit against your employer. Our North Carolina attorneys can quickly evaluate potential legal actions and what you might be able to recover if you have suffered:

  • Discrimination based on race, age, sex, religion or membership in another group protected under federal or state law
  • Violation of an employment contract
  • Refusal of an employer to follow the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or other state or federal statute
  • Consideration you will receive for executing a noncompete agreement
  • Unlawful retaliation for reporting employer misconduct or seeking protection of employment rights

Our knowledge of state and federal laws and compensation obtained by plaintiffs in similar situations is crucial to an informed decision as to whether the severance payment is adequate.

Lawyers protecting your rights under North Carolina employment law

Sometimes the language of a separation or severance agreement may not be clear to you. Our attorneys can help you understand all of the implications of the terms contained in the agreement that you are being asked to sign. We can explain your options and recommend how to proceed.

Reach out to our lawyers for comprehensive advice on severance agreements

Contact Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P. online or at 336-274-2992, ext. 108, to schedule a consultation with a thorough North Carolina employment law attorney who can help you determine whether signing or challenging a severance agreement is in your best interest.

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