Maryland Virginia Washington DC Employment Lawyers
Zuckerman Law represents Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia executives and senior professionals in negotiating severance agreements, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other contracts related to employment.
When an employer presents you with a severance agreement, you should assume that the agreement protects the employer’s interests, not your interests. Therefore, it can be useful to get advice on the scope of the restrictions that you would agree to abide by under the agreement, and on whether you are waiving a valuable claim against your former employer.
The firm’s seasoned employment attorneys have obtained exit packages or settlements for corporate officers and senior professionals totaling more than $25M. Click here to read testimonials from CEOs, CFOs, and other senior professionals that we have represented. To schedule a consultation, call us at 202-769-1681 or 202-262-8959, or click here.
Zuckerman Law can also assist you to determine whether the termination of your employment gives rise to legal claims. If your former employer terminated you for an unlawful reason, you should not waive your right to bring a claim, including a potential claim of wrongful termination, discrimination, or retaliation.
Employee Rights in Severance Agreements
Some severance agreements contain unlawful provisions that interfere with employee’s rights under anti-discrimination, anti-retaliation, and whistleblower protection laws. Before entering into a severance agreement, consult with an experienced attorney to evaluate whether your former employer is violating your rights. Examples of improper or unlawful provisions in severance agreements include:
- a waiver of a claim that would arise or accrue subsequent to the effective date of the agreement.
- a waiver of the right to file a charge of discrimination or retaliation.
- a waiver of vested right under a benefit or pension plan.
- a waiver of the right to testify, assist, or cooperate in an investigation of a charge of discrimination or retaliation.
- an agreement not to report a violation of law or regulation to law enforcement or regulatory agencies.
Entering into a severance agreement can result in an employee waiving or relinquishing valuable rights and agreeing to restrictions on future employment. Therefore, it is critical to get experienced counsel to review a severance agreement and negotiate favorable terms for the employee.
Before signing a severance agreement, consult with an experienced Severance Agreement Lawyer. Call 202-262-8959 or click here to schedule a consultation.
Maryland Virginia Washington DC Discrimination Lawyers
If you have suffered discrimination or retaliation for reporting discrimination, we might be able to help you seek compensation for your losses. We have experience representing clients under a wide range of federal and state anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation laws, including in claims of:
- Glass ceiling discrimination;
- Sexual harassment;
- Gender discrimination, including Equal Pay Act claims;
- LGBT discrimination;
- Religious discrimination;
- Disability discrimination;
- Pregnancy discrimination; and
- Age discrimination
Click here to see our videos answering frequently asked questions about discrimination and retaliation.
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