Atlanta Severance Package Lawyers

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Employers used to reward loyal, productive employees with pensions that paid annuities on a recurring monthly basis once the employees voluntarily retired. Nowadays, employees are fortunate if they’re even offered a week of severance for each year of service. Many employers even cap the number of severance weeks at an arbitrary number, like 12 – even if the employee worked there for 30 years.

If you suspect that your employer is about to terminate your employment or force you to resign and accept a bare minimum severance package, you should contact the Atlanta severance package attorneys at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC. We will evaluate your situation and determine how to help you maximize your negotiating leverage.

Call us today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

Even if your position is being eliminated as part of a massive cost-cutting initiative, if your employer is primarily eliminating the jobs of employees aged 40 years and older because those employees typically earn more than younger employees, your employer is violating the law. Once we make it clear to your employer that you will sue them if they don’t negotiate with you in good faith, you will be in a much better position to receive a favorable severance package.

Another great time to contact a severance package lawyer occurs when you have recently returned from FMLA leave. If you’ve taken such leave, chances are that your employer has marked you for termination. They re-assign your duties while you’re absent, and may have hired a new employee altogether. The law requires them to reinstate you to your position when you return from FMLA leave. Now, they have two employees on the books to fulfill a role that only requires one employee. The person they hired to fill your position while you were out is inevitably younger and paid less than you, so the employer wants to retain that employee and eliminate you. They’ll keep you around for a bit, then suddenly terminate you. If you wait until they fire you, you have very little negotiating leverage. The sooner you hire a severance package lawyer, the better.

In most cases, employees smartly sense that their employers are about to fire them. However, they don’t take any action to hire an attorney because they feel that there is nothing they can do to avoid “the inevitable.” That’s particularly devastating when the employee is already being discriminated against on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, etc., or in retaliation for whistleblowing activities. Don’t let your employer victimize you. If you believe they’re going to fire you soon because you’ve complained about unlawful mistreatment, you should immediately contact a severance package lawyer. An attorney can possibly help you preserve your job while you get back on your feet. Or, if that isn’t possible, the lawyer can help you negotiate for a fair exit package.

Call the Atlanta severance package lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC today at (404) 419-6674, or reach out through our online contact form to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.

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