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The Right To Severance Pay In California

Severance agreements are not required in California but many companies offer them to employees in employment contracts or use them as a way to uphold noncompete and other agreements. Negotiating a severance agreement that provides adequate compensation and benefits while upholding your rights is critical and an experienced lawyer can help you achieve your goals. You may also have claims for breach of oral, written or implied contracts with your employer, and only an experienced employment attorney can evaluate these claims.

At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, located in Woodland Hills and serving the communities of Southern California, our employment law attorneys provide counsel and representation in severance negotiation and litigation. We will work hard to obtain the maximum amount of benefits and compensation in your severance agreement and uphold your rights through the protection of your agreement.

Severance Agreements And Your Rights

Employers may usually create, modify or abolish their severance plans as they see fit. Even if a company has generally paid out severance to terminated employees in the past, it can be difficult to prove that the employer has an established severance plan that it should be required to follow. If a predictable pattern of severance can be shown, however, it is possible to do so.

If your employer does offer you a severance package, it is important to know the details of the plan and what rights, if any, you may be giving up by accepting the plan. By consulting legal counsel about your severance package, you can fully understand what to expect from your severance package and can compare the cost and frustration of litigation versus the acceptance or negotiation of the terms of the plan.

Contact The Rutten Law Firm, APC, In Southern California

If you have questions about your severance agreement or need experienced legal service in the negotiation of your agreement, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney. Contact us at The Rutten Law Firm, APC, and learn about your rights under California employment law. Call us at 818-308-5945.

We offer free initial consultations and take employment law cases on a contingency basis.