Successful separation negotiations aren’t just about severance pay. Although we always want to maximize benefits for our client, a good separation agreement also looks to minimize the impact of the separation on your future and give significant immediate value in the transition to new employment. We can enhance your future employability by limiting disparaging information that the employer or its managers may be prepared to tell prospective employers. When negotiating, we consider how we can script the optics of your departure from the company, address how your departure will be announced, and resolve concerns about confidentiality.
A well-negotiated separation agreement can lead to extended benefits, such as health insurance, life insurance, extended time “on the rolls” while looking for a job, unemployment compensation, positive references, a clean record, attorney fees, and clear answers on how to answer sticky questions when applying for a license or seeking a secret or top secret security clearance.
Whether you are starting an employment relationship or ending one, if you want to know your options and get solid legal advice, contact us for an initial consultation.