Severance Agreement Lawyer in Florida and Georgia
A severance agreement is a type of contract an employer may offer a terminated employee. Often, such an agreement gives the employee a lump sum in compensation and other benefits, while the employee commits to waiving any legal claims against the employer.
If you are negotiating a severance agreement in Florida or Georgia, call us at The Leach Firm at (844) 722-7567. Our employment law firm can help you advocate for your rights and achieve the best possible settlement.
What Does a Severance Agreement Include?
Both Florida and Georgia are at-will employment states. This means that, barring unlawful reasons or contract limitations, an employer can legally fire any worker at any time without giving a reason or providing advance notice.
Nevertheless, many employers offer severance packages to protect their company's reputation and avoid lawsuits.
While every agreement is unique, many severance agreements include:
- Monetary compensation, like paying the employee’s salary for several months after termination
- Compensation for unused vacation or sick leave
- A price offer for any company stock the employee holds
- Continued payment of health, vision, and dental insurance for a fixed period
- Retirement benefits
- A non-disparagement clause, which means that the employee commits to saying nothing negative about the company management, services, products, etc.
- A non-compete clause, which typically restricts the worker from seeking a position with their former employer’s competitors
- Confidentiality and breach-of-contract clauses
Why You Should Consult a Lawyer Before Signing a Severance Agreement
Even if the proposed agreement seems reasonable, it is vital to consult a severance agreement lawyer before you sign any legally binding contract.
A severance agreement attorney may:
- Negotiate a higher amount of compensation on your behalf
- Verify that you receive full reimbursement for unused vacation time and work-related expenses
- Make sure that any waivers of claims and non-disparagement clauses are mutual—i.e., that both you and your employer agree not to act against one another
- Warn you against excessively restrictive non-compete clauses that may limit your future employment options
- Explain which actions may constitute a breach of contract
Why Work With Us at The Leach Firm?
Here is why employees are choosing our team at The Leach Firm to revise and negotiate their severance agreements:
- Our experience. Our extensive knowledge of employment law helps us negotiate favorable severance agreements for Florida and Georgia workers.
- Our proactive representation. We will use all our legal skills to achieve an optimal severance package for you.
- Our personal approach. We will dig deep into your case and do everything to promote your interests.
- Our full transparency. With The Leach Firm, you will know your prospects. We help clients avoid unrealistic expectations or rash measures.
- Our outstanding service. We give speedy legal counsel and answer all your questions.
- Our fee arrangement. We work on contingency fee agreements. There is no charge unless we recover additional money for you.
The Leach Firm, P.A.: Severance Agreement Lawyers Serving Florida and Georgia
Getting fired is a stressful event, but a suitable severance agreement can protect your rights and offer monetary benefits that will help you start over. Before you accept a severance package, contact us at The Leach Firm. We have helped many employees in Florida and Georgia negotiate better severance terms.
For a free case evaluation by our severance agreement lawyer, call our team at (844) 722-7567 24/7. We have offices in Atlanta, GA, and Winter Park, FL.