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Sometimes planning an exit strategy through a proposed severance agreement is the best choice for whistleblowers. Sometimes a whistleblower has already been offered a severance agreement by an employer. The attorneys of Halunen Law provide skilled consultation and representation in both of these situations, particularly as they relate to severance agreements for executives and professionals.
Whistleblowing Procedure for Severance
Whistleblowers can have substantial leverage in proposing an advantageous severance when companies want to avoid further liability. Careful structuring of the terms is important to maximize your leverage, protect yourself economically, and facilitate a smooth transition to the next step in your career.
When a severance agreement has already been offered, the terms typically favor the employer and fail to include protections that may be important to you. Typically those terms can be enhanced and broadened to provide you more security and lessen potential negative effects of your departure from the company.
Whistleblower Severance Lawyers
The procedure for severance agreements usually requires you to sign a full release of all claims against the company, which means that you cannot seek any additional compensation or recourse once you sign the document. Because of this you would be well served to consult with Halunen Law before negotiating or signing a severance agreement.