Severance and Non-Compete Agreements
When Continued Employment Is Unlikely
If you have substantial claims against your employer based on age discrimination or sexual harassment, an important consideration will be the impact of a lawsuit on your ability to continue in your present position. If your relationship with your employer has been effectively destroyed, or if the pressures of workplace rights litigation will worsen an already unpleasant working atmosphere, a negotiated severance agreement will often provide a good alternative to a lawsuit in situations where there is little doubt as to the facts necessary to establish the employer’s liability.
For the advice of an experienced employment law attorney, contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A. We offer free consultations for clients in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and other communities in South Florida. Our focus on employee rights litigation and understanding of workplace rights enables us to represent your interests aggressively.
Negotiating A Severance Package
An effective severance package will usually include such terms as the following:
- Payment of an amount sufficient to support you for a reasonable period while you find new employment
- Protection against defamation by your former employer or its agents
- Continuation of health insurance benefits for a fixed period
- Negotiated terms of a reference for prospective employers
- Reasonable terms concerning confidentiality and employment with a competitor
- Payment of attorney’s fees and expenses by the employer
Florida workplace rights lawyer not only negotiates severance agreements on behalf of Florida clients with claims for sexual harassment, prohibited race discrimination or glass ceiling barriers to promotion, but he also represents clients in litigation brought by employers to enforce the terms of confidentiality or non-compete agreements. In some cases, these lawsuits themselves are a form of harassment and can lead to a further award of damages against the employee.
Know Your Rights. Consult With An Experienced Attorney.
For a free consultation about your legal options on any workplace rights claim, contact the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A.