Employment Law Attorney for Executive Severance Matters
A California man thought things were going badly at work. He worried that he might lose his job over a dispute with a senior partner. Anthony J. Poidmore counseled him through severance negotiations, showing him how to conduct his affairs in order to retain his job or to maximize compensation.
Especially in the difficult economic times of this recession, many employees learned to face their worst fear — layoffs caused by corporate downsizing — and turn the experience into an opportunity for career growth.
At the Sacramento-area law office of Anthony J. Poidmore, clients who face job loss gain an experienced lawyer's counsel on severance agreement negotiation. Mr. Poidmore has been practicing law for many years. Throughout his extensive career, he has focused on taking a thorough approach and maximizing results for his clients.
You Probably Have More Options Than You Think
Most people are fearful of a layoff. But the truth is that layoffs, while difficult, can come with a great deal of opportunities. It may be time for a needed career change or an executive severance package that gives you the resources needed to refocus on important things: like your family or a bit of much-needed leisure time.
By handling severance negotiations on your own, you may be giving up these valuable opportunities. Many employers are willing to be flexible in severance negotiations. With some skillful negotiation, they may offer career development opportunities, extended healthcare benefits or other perks in addition to financial compensation.
Know Which Rights You're Waiving
Employees should also be aware that there is a cost to accepting an executive severance package. Most employers ask that employees who receive these packages waive their right to file a lawsuit later.
If you think that you might be the victim of wrongful termination, age discrimination, disability discrimination or any other illegal employment practices, you may want to consider taking legal action instead. While a severance package means benefits now, a successful settlement or jury verdict could mean a great deal more compensation later. It could also give you the opportunity to hold your employer accountable for unethical and illegal actions taken against you.
If you are being laid off from your job, or think that you might be, talk with attorney Anthony J. Poidmore about executive severance. Contact his law office in Roseville, California, by completing an online contact form.