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The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC Helps Terminated Employees Challenge Unfair Severance Agreements

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 12:34 PM CDT, Tue, March 27,2018

Marlton, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/27/2018 -- The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC is helping terminated employees understand and negotiate the terms of their severance contracts, while also serving as severance agreement attorneys for Burlington County residents who believe they agreed to unfair severance agreements.

A severance agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee that lays out the specific terms of the employee's termination, essentially offering monetary incentives and benefits in exchange for the employee waiving the right to sue the company in the future. For various reasons, these may be unfair and invalid.

Although a signed severance agreement effectively waives an employee's right to sue, there are certain circumstances in which the contract is deemed invalid. If it is invalid for any reason, a severance agreement lawyer in Burlington County may be able to challenge the agreement in court.

To be enforceable, a severance contract must be signed "knowingly and voluntarily" by the employee. If there is pressure to sign without legal counsel or without sufficient time to understand and consider the terms, the contract may be invalid. The waiver of certain claims, such as age discrimination claims, require that the employee must receive a minimum of 21 days to review the agreement. After signing, an additional seven days is given to revoke the signature.

Anyone who has received a severance agreement can call the legal team at The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC at 800-406-8013 to discuss his or her options.

The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC helps terminated employees understand their severance contracts before they sign an unfair deal. Employees who are being offered a severance agreement should contact The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC to ensure they reach the most favorable deal possible.

About The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC
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