If conditions at your workplace have deteriorated to the point where you are consulting a lawyer, it is possible that you will no longer be comfortable working at the company even if a resolution is reached.
Many employment litigation cases are resolved between the time a complaint or formal lawsuit is filed and the time an administrative hearing or trial is held. Often, the situation is resolved through the negotiation of a settlement package or severance agreement that effectively ends your employment at the company in exchange for a lump-sum payment.
At the law firm of Blank, Moorstein & Lipshutz, L.L.P., in Rockville, Maryland, our employment law attorneys help employees in Maryland and Washington, D.C., with severance agreement and severance package issues. Understanding your rights and obligations in the context of several competing legal and financial concerns is essential in determining whether or not you should accept a severance package.
If you face the decision to accept a severance package agreement, we will investigate your rights with regard to health care, disability coverage, COBRA and ERISA claims that may arise from your loss of employment. We also explore any tax implications you need to be aware of in order to make a wise decision.
We also counsel workers who face a noncompete or nondisclosure contract dispute. These contracts are typically drafted by the employer to safeguard trade secrets and protect the business from any damage that could be caused by a former employee after employment ends.
Our attorneys are skilled in challenging the stipulations of such contracts because they unfairly limit your ability to work.
We can ensure that your rights as an employee are protected. Call (301) 279-2200 or (202) 625-7711 in Washington, D.C., or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.