As an experienced Rockland County Employment Attorney, every so often an employee comes to me and he or she has an employment agreement that contains a provision for severance. That is not the usual situation and every so often even when an employment agreement contains a provision for severance the employer refuses to pay the severance.
Typically the severance that is provided for in these agreements is provided when an employee is terminated for some reason other than cause, something that’s not the employees fault. The question of what is cause can become key and we first look to what the agreement says as to whether there is a definition of cause, that can be a topic, that can be litigated down the road when an employer asserts that there was cause. The employee says no and in that case the employee may be left to chose whether it will litigate that cause, whether it will litigate to seek severance or whether he or she will walk away quietly. Cause may provoke a conversation and a negotiation and we may be able to do something for the individual in those circumstances.
Is your employer refusing to pay your severance agreement? If so, contact the experienced Rockland County Employment Attorney Jane Gould.
This informational blog post was provided by Jane Gould, an experienced Rockland County New York Attorney for Employees.