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Make certain you are treated fairly in your severance agreement

Losing a job or having your career derailed is a life-changing event for many workers in Ohio. Even when you know that the end of a job is approaching, it can still be a difficult event to cope with.

Severance agreements are common in many executive level positions and sometimes even in non-executive jobs. These agreements can help terminated employees make ends meet until they are able to find a new position. However, not all severance packages favor the exiting employee.

Did you know that you do not have to accept the agreement your employer offers? You can refuse or negotiate a severance package. Unfortunately, once all parties sign these agreements, it becomes a lot more difficult to dispute it.

All employees who are presented with a severance agreement should have the document reviewed by an attorney before signing it. This is particularly important if you have worked for your employer for a long time. In a long-term employment situation, you have likely committed a great amount of time and talent to the company. You deserve to receive fair compensation for your efforts.

Rather than accepting an unfair severance agreement immediately, it makes better sense to think it over. Take the necessary time to decide whether or not you want to negotiate the matter before signing.

While severance disputes are no fun for anyone involved, negotiating for a more balanced package ensures that you and your family are prepared in case you cannot find a new job right away. Keep browsing our website to learn more about how to severance disputes.

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