If You’ve Lost Your Job, We Are Here to Help

Getting laid off from your job can be devastating emotionally and financially. However, the steps you take in the aftermath of the firing, such as obtaining a fair severance agreement, can relieve much of the burden. 

Under the Texas Administrative Code, severance pay is defined as payment by an employer to an employee on termination of employment in exchange for their prior service. The amount you receive could help you and your family meet essential needs until you find a new job. If you have been released from your job, there are some things you should remember:

  • Severance is negotiable — It's a common misconception that severance agreements are non-negotiable. In reality, they are fully negotiable. Whether you're an executive in the C-suite or a frontline employee, you have the right to seek an arrangement on each term of your severance package. This includes aspects such as the amount of severance pay, continuation of health insurance and other benefits and confidentiality provisions.

  • Legal representation is available for all terminated workers — At Kardell Law Group, we represent all types of workers, from CFOs and CMOs to frontline employees. Our experienced team is dedicated to advocating for the rights of clients and seeing that they receive fair treatment as they transition out of their previous position.

  • We can review an agreement presented to you — Companies often have their legal teams draft and review severance agreements to protect their interests. As a dismissed employee, it's essential to have your own legal representation to review these agreements thoroughly. We examine severance and separation agreements thoroughly so that workers receive the package they deserve.

  • You might have a legal claim — One of the key benefits of having an attorney on your side is the ability to identify any potential employment law claims related to your termination or misconduct that occurred while you were on the job.

Seeking legal representation regarding a severance issue requires minimal time and effort on your part. Even if you're unsure whether you need legal assistance, reaching out to our employment lawyers can provide you with peace of mind and a clear understanding of your options. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance with your severance agreement — we're here to help.