Employers used to reward loyal, productive employees with retirement pensions. Nowadays, many employees only receive a few weeks’ of severance – even if the employee worked there for 30 years. If you suspect that your employer is about to terminate your employment, you should contact the Atlanta severance package lawyers at Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers. You should also contact us if your employer tries to force you to accept a minimal severance package. Our Atlanta employment dispute lawyers will help you maximize your severance package.
Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with an Atlanta severance package lawyer.
Do I Need A Severance Package Lawyer If My Position Is Eliminated?
Yes. You should contact a severance package lawyer even if your position was eliminated as part of a cost-cutting initiative. For instance, your employer may only be eliminating the jobs of older employees. Older employees typically earn more than younger employees, so they’re usually the first to be fired. If your employer did that, they committed age discrimination. If you’re a victim of age discrimination, then your employer must pay you a larger severance package.
Call An Atlanta Severance Package Lawyer Before You Return From FMLA Leave
Another great time to contact a severance package lawyer occurs when you’ve ready to return from FMLA leave. If you’ve taken FMLA leave, your employer may have marked you for termination. They probably re-assigned your duties while you were absent. They may have even hired someone to replace you.
Now, they have two employees on the books to fulfill a role that only requires one employee. The person they hired to fill your position while you were out is probably younger than you. They’re also paid less. So, your employer probably wants to retain that employee and eliminate you. They’ll keep you around for a bit, then suddenly terminate you. If you wait until they fire you, you have less negotiating leverage. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the better.
You Should Contact A Severance Package Lawyer ASAP
In most cases, employees sense that their employers are about to fire them. However, they don’t take any action to hire an attorney because they feel that there’s nothing they can do to avoid “the inevitable.” That’s particularly devastating when the employee is a discrimination victim. Don’t let your employer victimize you. If you believe they’re going to fire you because you’ve complained about unlawful mistreatment, you should immediately contact a severance package lawyer. Your lawyer can possibly help you preserve your job while you get back on your feet. If that isn’t possible, your lawyer can help you negotiate for a fair exit package.
Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers Can help
Call the Atlanta severance package lawyers at Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review.