LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Joseph E Maloney

Severance Agreements - What have you got to lose? Plenty.

Severance agreements are not mandatory; but, if you sign one, you will be bound by it, giving up any right to pursue employment-related claims against your employer

Additional resources provided by the author

You can find an employment lawyer who represents employees using the "find lawyer" features of AVVO. Also, try the National Employment Lawyers Association, an organization of lawyers who represent employees. I've provided the national organization website below, and, from there, you can navigate to an affiliate of NELA in your state (such as CELA, the California Employment Lawyers Association, of which I am a member).

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