Severance & Layoffs

Don't Sign Your Rights Away

Garay Law Attorneys Will Increase Your Severance Offer Or We Don't Get Paid

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.

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.

Litigation involving severance, separation and layoff agreements 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.

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E.H.

Hayward, CA

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