There are many reasons employees leave employers, and there are a wide variety of arrangements offered to them as they leave. Very often employers either knowingly or unknowingly fail to put their best offer on the table when they offer severance or agree to separation arrangements. Many people utilize the services of experienced counsel to evaluate their situations as they transition to see if there is any potential for significantly increasing the amounts paid and benefits offered. Legal and non-legal considerations need to be evaluated.
If there is potential for significant improvement, a plan of negotiation often will be worked out and implemented. This can involve the attorney coaching and even scripting talking points, or negotiating directly with the employer. Our lawyers understand the internal workings of corporations, and can help craft the approach to fit the situation. We are also experienced in talking with corporations, and have the respect of their lawyers. Part of this respect derives from prior dealings, and in some cases from the multi-million verdicts we have gained for our clients. Because this is a field in which we concentrate on, we also know the market values of various situations and legal positions.
Transitioning from one employer can involve one of the most significant transactions the employee may ever be involved in. It is important that these matters be handled deftly and intelligently to maximize the employee’s position.