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White Plains Employment Lawyer Discusses Responding to a Demand Letter Requesting Severance Pay After Termination

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

Often times employees will contact employers to indicate that they feel they were being treated in a way that was not fair, unjust, or discriminatory and they make a lot of allegations sometimes on their own or even through counsel. You might have received in the past something called a demand letter and this is basically an attorney letter asking on behalf of a former or current employee for some type of settlement or a resolution. In the event that the employer doesn’t do that it doesn’t infer these demands that a lawsuit is going to be brought. In any situation when you receive a demand letter, you should never respond without obtaining the advice of an experienced White Plains Employment Lawyer. Anything that you say in a response could always be used down the road in litigation and you have to be careful about how you word things and how you specifically phrase your response to any such demand letters.


Sometimes it’s better not to put anything in writing at all and just have a verbal discussion. Sometimes you need to lay out the facts with a case load or support of where you are coming from. Sometimes you may want to provide documents to the attorney or a complainant in that situation to show you had a justification and a legitimate business reason taking the action that you took. You might find yourself in a situation where you realize there is no defense or a defense is a little gray and you may want to try and resolve that situation upfront before litigation actually commences. Obtaining the advice of a skilled White Plains Employment Lawyer in this situation is really critical because you don’t want to say anything out of line that is going to hurt you.


Do you know how to respond to a demand letter for severance pay? Contact our experienced White Plains Employment Lawyer for advice.

This informational blog post was provided by Kim Berg, an experienced White Plains Employment Lawyer.