New Jersey Severance Agreement Attorney | Castronovo & McKinney

By Thomas McKinney

Are you in search of a New Jersey severance agreement attorney? Our attorneys can assist you in dealing with the difficulty of receiving a severance agreement and having your job terminated.

There may be several things contained in your severance agreement that you may want to have reviewed, revised or modified. For example, oftentimes severance agreements will contain non competes, non-solicitation, or confidential information provisions that may prevent you working for a competitor, starting your own business, or working with any of the customers or clients that you previously worked with at the company. Your severance agreement may also contain a non disparagement provision preventing you from saying anything negative about the company. You may want to have the non disparagement provision changed so that the company also agrees not to allow any employees to say anything that would disparage you.

The most critical section contained in any severance agreement is the general release against the company. The general release will typically have you waive any and all potential claims that you could bring against the employer. You should speak with a New Jersey severance attorney in order to determine whether you have any potential claims against the company. Once you sign this agreement you will no longer be able to file a lawsuit or seek anything against the company. Therefore, it is crucial to meet with an attorney who has experience and knowledge regarding New Jersey employment law to advise you on your rights and potential claims. In the event that you do have a potential claim against the company, our New Jersey severance attorneys may be able to negotiate with the employer to increase the amount of severance that you’re going to receive. This is often times much faster than a lawsuit because the settlement discussions start right away. Whereas, in a lawsuit it can take months if not years before any settlement discussions will occur.

Please contact us at 973-920-7888  if you have any questions regarding your severance agreement. Our New Jersey severance attorneys are available to meet with you and discuss your agreement in detail.


About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.