California Severance Pay Lawyers

When a company goes through a reorganization or downsizing, layoffs are frequently part of the process. In many cases, the people who are being laid off are offered a severance package that can include cash, certain employment benefits and other considerations. In many cases, however, these agreements require employees to give up certain rights. If you have recently been informed that your job is being eliminated or that you are going to be laid off, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified attorney with the ability to ensure that you are being treated fairly.

Layoffs and the severance packages that come with them are not always as straightforward as they seem. In some cases, they serve as a cover for wrongful terminations that are frequently discriminatory in nature. Before you enter into any severance negotiations or sign any agreements, you owe it to yourself and those who depend on you to do everything possible to secure the best available outcome. Contact Garay Law today to learn more about protecting your employment law rights.

Don’t Sign Your Rights Away –¬†Garay Law Attorneys Will Increase Your Severance Offer Or We Don’t Get Paid

The severance pay attorneys at Garay Law have represented California clients in a variety of severance and layoff cases, including the resolution of complex cases on behalf of high-tech employees. Many people do not understand their rights and sign the severance agreement without fully understanding the impact of doing so. Many severance agreements include clauses preventing employees from taking future legal action against the employer.

Our attorneys have unique experience in the high-tech industry. We have represented executives, VPs, managers and engineers at all levels, such as developers, programmers, analysts, associates and numerous IT professionals in various positions with complex severance issues. If you are in the field of technology, you can rely on our experience for skilled guidance.

Litigation involving severance, separation and layoff agreements affecting high-tech employees requires specialized knowledge in the following areas:

  • Defamation
  • Nondisparagement
  • Letter of reference
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Mutuality
  • Protection in recruitment and future employment
  • Anonymity
  • Liquidated damages
  • Recruitment index and severance
  • Issues related to IP, inventions agreement, confidentiality, trade secret and similar clauses
  • Interference with future employment
  • Noncompete protection

In every case, our first concern is to determine whether your termination was legal or if it was discriminatory in any way and to seek the maximum protection in employment under the release and severance. Our goal is to ensure that your separation agreement protects you. If we find any indication that the termination violates your rights, we will explain your legal options as well as the pros and cons associated with pursuing each one. The final decision will always be yours. Once you have decided on a course of action, we will do everything in our power to secure the best possible result on your behalf.

We are committed to providing cost-effective solutions to our clients.

Contact Our Sunnyvale Layoff Law Attorneys

Contact our California law firm to discuss your severance or layoff dispute with one of our lawyers. We are available during our regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at (888) 843-5209 or via email.

Attorney Jose R. Garay

JOSE GARAY, APLC has successfully litigated and mediated (as lead counsel and co-counsel) wage and hour cases and obtained certification and appointment as class counsel in many class action lawsuits against some of the largest high-tech employers.

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Representative Cases

Garay Law is a premier boutique firm specializing in class action litigation serving clients all over California in the employment law realm. We have a strong sense of social responsibility and are committed to protecting and seeking enforcement of the rights of the California worker.

The following are representative cases Garay Law was involved in. To learn more, select one below:

  • Construction Workers: Employees Claim Meal And Rest Period Violations And Unpaid Overtime
    Case No. BC510859, Superior Court Of The State of California For Los Angeles County
  • California Labor Commissioner Cites Two Ukiah Restaurants Nearly $2 Million For Wage Theft Violations
    News Release No.: 13-57 · California Department of Industrial Relations
  • Construction Workers: Wage And Hour Lawsuit: NP Mechanical Inc.
    Case No. RIC 1307433
  • Independent Contractors: Breavex Incorporated, et al.
    Case No. 30-2011-00488995-CU-OE-CXC (Orange County Superior Court)
  • Supermarket Overtime, Rest Periods, Meal Period Violations: B & V Enterprises Inc.
    Orange County Superior Court
  • Drivers: Meal And Rest Periods, Overtime: One Stop Brake Supply Santa Ana Inc.
    Superior Court of the State of California County of Orange
  • Inside Salesperson Failure To Pay Commissions: Confidential Retail Defendant
    Superior Court of the State of California County of Orange
  • Inside Sales Person: Monex Deposit Co.
    Case No. 30-2013-00649669-CU-OE-CXC
  • Wage/Hour: Zynga Inc.
    Case No. 12-CV-217392 (Santa Clara County Superior Court)
  • Wage/Hour: Accenture LLP
    Case No. 30-2011-00496293-CU-OE-CXC
  • Wage/Hour: Novellus Systems Inc.
    Case No. 111CV212898
  • Wage/Hour: Citrix Systems Inc.
    Case No. SACV11-01121 DOC (RNBx)