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Employment Law
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Whistleblower Claims
Family & Medical Leave Act
Hostile Work Environment
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Severance Agreements
Non-Compete Agreements
Non-Solicitation Contracts
Sexual Harassment
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444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2930, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Employment Contract Lawyer in Chicago, IL

Severance and Separation Agreements

Since the Law Offices of Fern Trevino opened its doors nearly 20 years ago, the firm has successfully negotiated hundreds of severance agreements for Chicago-area executives and employees. While the firm routinely negotiates such agreements on behalf of clients. On occasion, the firm counsels clients on negotiating the agreements themselves, either at the client's request or because the firm believes it is in the client's best interests not to involve an attorney in the negotiations. If your employer has offered you a severance agreement, or you believe that you may need to negotiate such an agreement in the near future, the firm welcomes you to schedule a confidential consultation.

Why should I involve a Chicago employment law attorney?

In a typical severance agreement, the employer will require the employee to waive all legal claims in exchange for severance pay and/or other benefits. More often than not, the employer also forbids the employee from disclosing the existence or terms of the agreement. By signing a waiver and release of claims, an employee may unknowingly relinquish important rights. An attorney experienced in dealing with severance and separation agreements should review the agreement, recommend changes to the agreement as appropriate and, if needed, negotiate with the employer to reach an agreement that is more favorable to the executive or employee.

To have your severance agreement reviewed, revised or negotiated, contact the Law Offices of Fern Trevino to schedule a confidential consultation.

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Law Offices of Fern Trevino - Chicago Employment Law Attorney
Located at 444 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2930 Chicago, IL 60611. View Map
Phone: (312) 386-7524 | Local Phone: (312) 630-4491.