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Jeanne Bynum Hipes

Alpharetta Discrimination Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Should I get an attorney to review a severance agreement prior to signing?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeanne Bynum Hipes
    2. David Lawrence Selby
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you absolutely should have an attorney review your severance agreement. You will no doubt be required in the agreement to release important rights that you may not know about or understand. Further, the agreement is no doubt written to be favorable to your employer, not you. An employment lawyer can often renegotiate the agreement so it is more favorable to you.

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  2. I have DOL unemployment appeal courts Thursday where i quit my job because a black male grabbed my arm at work.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeanne Bynum Hipes
    1 lawyer answer

    It is somewhat unclear from your question exactly what your doctor said. However, the law enables you to obtain unemployment benefits if you can demonstrate "good cause." This can sometimes be hard to prove. You should request an in-person (rather than a telephone) hearing, and bring with you any evidence you have or can get showing that your doctor advised you to quit due to the hostile work environment in which you were required to work. If you are suffering specific health issues as a...