Time and time again, employees sign their severance agreements without understanding exactly what they are signing. When leaving a job, many employees feel a high level of stress and emotional anxiety which clouds their vision when looking over and discussing a severance agreement with their spouse or family. DO NOT let legal words or voluminous paragraphs intimidate you. Many employers draft severance agreements in a very complex matter in an effort to have you breeze over the documents without fully understanding what is meant by the words and the lasting ramifications they can have.
If you are in a position where you believe your rights were violated; or if you can’t understand the language used by the employer, you should consult with one of our lawyers before making a mistake that could last a lifetime.