California Employment Law During Hard Times
In today's difficult economy, many people are experiencing termination or lay-offs. Jobs that have been secure for years end abruptly, sometimes without warning, leaving people in a serious financial predicament. Day-to-day worries suddenly include potential home foreclosure, thoughts of bankruptcy and drastic lifestyle changes.
Due to tight times, companies and employers are becoming less willing to offer acceptable severance packages and settlements. Successful severance negotiation without the assistance of an experienced employment lawyer has become very difficult.
By working with me, Attorney Stephen R. Jaffe, you can increase the probability of achieving the best possible severance package. For the last several decades, I have assisted individuals in working with their employers to achieve maximum benefit. Contact my San Francisco office to schedule a free consultation.
Negotiating an Enhanced Severance Agreement
When you are offered a severance agreement from your employer, it is imperative that you talk to a knowledgeable advisor before signing. You need to make certain you are receiving all that you may be entitled to. Once you sign a document, it is final. There is no going back.
When you call my office, you will speak directly with me. I will discuss your possible need and determine if you have a case. If I choose to move forward with an initial consultation, you will be asked to complete a non-binding intake questionnaire. Following my meeting and if I opt to enter into a client-attorney agreement, I will be in contact with your employer to discuss enhancing your severance agreement.
Having an Ace in the Hole
Oftentimes, persuading a company to increase a severance package that has been offered requires a bit of ammunition. I compare a lawyer to a gun. The facts you supply are the bullets for the gun.
Convincing your employer to amend a severance agreement becomes much easier when allegations of discrimination or other illegal or unlawful layoff practices are present. Employers want to avoid potential lawsuits and are more willing to negotiate when this possibility exists. I will assess your circumstances to determine if these claims are viable.
Contact me at 415-618-0100 to work towards a more beneficial severance agreement.
The Jaffe Law Firm Employment Lawyer
150 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111