A lot of times in Westchester County clients come to us because they are having problems on the job and they are really not interested in bringing along a standing litigation, litigation typically starts in an administrative agency in our area of law and that means there is a further delay in seeking finalization of the lawsuit. Typically, now we are seeing that cases can take anywhere between eighteen months and three years, to get to the finish line. Employees don’t necessarily have that time and luxury of time on their hands and often times they come to us because they really are not interested in bringing the claim but they want to come to some kind of resolution. Often times in this situation we can see that employers will offer some type of severance package or exit strategy for the employee that’s not going to harm them going forward. It might include things like getting a positive reference or positive recommendation for a future position and a lot of times employers are willing to work with employees in order to have that amicable parting rather than to have a contentious situation that could lead to litigation down the road.
This informational blog post was provided by Kim Berg, an experienced New York Attorney for Employees.