Severance Package Negotiation Lawyer
A severance package is frequently included in an employment contract or offered by the employer to an employee upon discharge, lay-off or forced retirement. Severance packages can include benefits such as continued salary payments or partial payments for a specific time period, unused vacation hours and continued health care. A retirement severance package may include retirement benefits and stock options.
While severance packages are not required by Minnesota law, many employers choose to enter into them as recognition of service to the company and to obtain a waiver of claims in exchange for a payment of severance.
At Villaume & Schiek, P.A., our extensive background in employment law gives us a unique ability to evaluate your severance package and release of claims. Severance packages are subject to strict drafting rules, and release of claims must be properly worded to be considered valid. Our severance package negotiation attorneys can review your severance package and release of claims documents to confirm that you are being treated fairly. If you are not, we can negotiate a better severance package with your employer.
Our lead attorney, Philip G. Villaume, is a national authority on employment law and is requested to teach on the subject on a regular basis. He has extensive experience and skill in negotiating severance packages for employees.
Offered a Severance Package? Let Us Review It First
By reviewing your severance package, we may be able to determine if you are the unwitting victim of discrimination or wrongful termination. Our firm also represents clients who are subject to:
- Age discrimination
- Gender discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Racial discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Gay and Lesbian discrimination
Our firm has been dedicated to helping both employers and employees resolve legal issues regarding the workplace for more than 30 years. Let us help you resolve your problems.
Don’t Sign Off on Your Severance Before Talking to Us
If you have an employment law matter, please call our Bloomington-based law firm at (952) 851-9500, or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer.