Category: Job Loss
Engaging an Employee Rights Attorney
Employee Rights Attorney As an employee rights attorney, the most popular question asked of me is “Do I have a case?” Most disgruntled present or former employees who believe an injustice has been done, have in fact had legal rights violated and do indeed “have a case.” The question really is if such violation of…
Job Loss Benefits
Turn job loss defeat into victory! As an employee rights attorney, I have counseled thousands of people who have lost their jobs. Their true experiences, slightly altered to protect confidentiality, provide valuable lessons. Consider the common example of Jim, a 20?year aerospace engineer who suddenly received a pink slip because of a reduction in force….
Severance Pay: The Silver Lining of Being Terminated
Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Severance pay may be the only good to come out of one of life’s most stressful events-termination of employment. Negotiating the best severance package requires a thorough understanding of possible issues and options. Are Employers Required to Pay? Although severance pay is not generally legally required, there are exceptions….
Wrongful Termination: Strategies to Consider If You Were Fired Unjustly
A 57-year-old civil engineer, who was discharged for “lack of work” following 12 years of employment, recovered $652,500 from his employer after it later hired younger, less-qualified engineers. An insurance company sales manager recovered $1,340,000 after he was forced to resign because he complained on behalf of a co-worker who was being sexually harassed, then…
No Perks if Worker Leaves Before Layoffs
Employee Rights Attorney Mission Viejo, California Q: After my employer announced it would soon close, I resigned to start my own company. The firm did not close after all. Others, who were laid off, got their unused vacation pay and are receiving unemployment benefits. Am I entitled to severance, unused vacation pay and unemployment benefits?…