Should I sign a severance agreement?

Companies that decide to lay off workers usually give these workers a severance agreement to try to minimize their exposure to lawsuits.  A severance agreement is an important legal document.  It is always designed to protect the company, and thus is always slanted in favor of the company. It is critical that a worker faced with a severance agreement understand what he or she is signing, and whether signing it at all makes sense.  This requires a lawyer that is familiar with the legal rights of workers who can assess the worker’s situation.  There is no one-size-fits all answer as to how a worker should respond to a severance agreement.  It depends on the worker’s potential claims against the company, how much is being offered, the non-monetary terms of the proposal, and a myriad of other factors.

Josh Borsellino is a Texas attorney. He has reviewed hundreds of severance agreements and regularly pursues employment claims on behalf of workers.  He has represented hundreds of workers across the state of Texas, and has filed lawsuits in every federal district court in Texas. He used to work for a large Texas law firm and now regularly sues some of the largest companies in the world.  He is well-equipped to assess a severance agreement and advise a worker of his or her legal rights.  He can review a severance agreement for a flat-fee or on an hourly basis depending on the circumstances.  If you have been given a severance agreement, give Josh a call at 817.908.9861 or complete this form.

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