Employers normally do not have an obligation to pay severance to a separated employee. However, many employers will offer severance pay to a separated employee if they want a written release of claims.

These severance agreements contain legal provisions that can affect an individual’s career, references, receipt of unemployment benefits, potentially valuable legal claims, along with many other rights and responsibilities.

Our attorneys can assist you in evaluating your separation of employment, any legal claims, and your severance options. We can review with you any severance agreement offered by your employer, or prepare a severance agreement for you.