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Severance Agreements
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Helpful Tips

If you think you are about to be terminated, you may find the tips below helpful:

  • Be sure to consult with an attorney before you resign from your position. Your resignation may negatively impact any claim that you may have, and if you resign, you may be denied unemployment compensation.
  • Do not delete or remove any documents or items from the workplace that do not belong to you, and do not access any documents or information that you are not authorized to access. Doing so may affect the value of any claim you may have.
  • Remain polite and respectful in communicating with your employer and co-workers. Do not do or say anything that would put you in a bad light if presented to a judge or jury.
  • If you believe that your rights have been violated, keep in mind that certain claims must be filed within a set period of time or they will not be actionable.
  • In Illinois, employers are required to provide employees with a copy of their personnel records within 7 days of a written request. Consult with an attorney to determine when would be the best time to request your personnel records.
  • If you have been told that you will be terminated if you do not resign, you still may be entitled to unemployment compensation if you resign. Ask an employment law attorney about your options in this regard.
  • Remember that many valuable, capable employees are mistreated and/or terminated for illegal and unfair reasons. Your employer's decision to terminate you may have nothing to do with your work product, worth or abilities.

For more information and helpful tips that may apply to your unique situation, contact the Law Offices of Fern Trevino.

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