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Think ahead to avoid severance disputes down the road

Employment in the 20th and 21st centuries is much different than it was decades ago. Many members of the Ohio workforce know better than to accept an unfair employment agreement, for example. Despite this increased attention to detail, some workers still walk away from a termination with an unfair severance package.

It is safe to say that no one wants to deal with severance disputes addressing unfair treatment, but what other options exist for employees? Thinking ahead can be a solution to help you avoid severance disputes before they have a chance to occur.

Now that many job opportunities come with employment contracts, employees have the opportunity to address severance packages before signing on. You can study the contract on your own to spot possible mistreatment if termination occurs. However, having an attorney review the contract before you sign on is a great way to identify an unfair severance package.

If it is too late to address your severance package before becoming an employee, you can still acquire a fair amount of severance. In most cases, you will need to sign a severance agreement upon termination or layoff. Instead of signing the agreement right away, take it to a lawyer for a thorough assessment. If any problems exist, you and your lawyer can negotiate the matter to ensure your financial protection.

It is wise for those who are already involved in a severance dispute to acquire legal representation as well. Your attorney can still fight to make sure your severance package compensates you fairly for the length of time and the amount of effort you gave to your employer.

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