Our New York City employment lawyers focus exclusively on the representation of employees. We have successfully litigated numerous wrongful termination cases on behalf of many employees who work or have worked in New York City or New York State against some of the biggest New York employers, resulting in multi-million dollar settlements. The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP work tirelessly to advocate for the rights of hard working employees who have been subjected to wrongful termination and other violations of New York and federal employment laws.
Upon being terminated, your employer may offer you a severance package. This package may be offered to you as part of your employer’s normal business practice, or may be offered to as an alternative to a lawsuit, if your employer suspects you may have a claim for discrimination or wrongful termination. This package often includes benefits and severance pay. It is important to realize that by signing a severance agreement, it is likely you will waive your right to bring a lawsuit in the future. Therefore, before you sign anything, contact the New York wrongful termination lawyers (employment lawyers) of Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP to review and evaluate your severance package.
In preparing to speak with a lawyer, we recommend that you:
- Keep all written records of your employment and get a copy of all of your legal employment documents or employee records. These records can help determine if a wrongful termination lawsuit is possible.
- Ask for a detailed, written proposal of your severance package. These details should include any health and monetary benefits the employer is offering in the package.
- Do not be pressured to sign the agreement right away. By law, you should be given at least 21 days to consider whether or not to sign the agreement.
- Especially when hoping to file suit in New York, wrongful termination lawyers should review the severance package and deem if it could be better negotiated. Often a worthwhile negotiation can eliminate the need to file a wrongful termination lawsuit.
If you have any reservations about the way your employment was terminated, or if you would like to have a severance package evaluated, remember time is critical, so do not hesitate to contact your local employment lawyers, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP. If favorable severance terms are possible, we will work to avoid the hassle of filing a wrongful termination lawsuit, and will attempt to negotiate a more favorable severance package. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP do not charge or collect any fees directly from clients or prospective clients. Our employment lawyers instead work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only collect a percentage of the monetary award that you receive. Our employment lawyers also provide free consultations to help you individually address your employment situation and determine whether you may have a wrongful termination claim, or any other employment related claim.
The New York City employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP are easily accessible in the heart of the financial district in New York City at 28 Liberty Street, between William and Nassau Street. For the convenience of our clients, we are located within walking distance of the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, and Z trains. Our employment lawyers provide experienced employment law services for employees in New York City, New York State and nationwide.