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"From the beginning, Judith shared my outrage at the events leading to my wrongful termination and felt that my case should be public. One of the principal turning points of my case was when she helped me relate my story to a local reporter who published an article about my experiences. The release of this article ultimately led to my reinstatement. Although my main goal was always just to get my job back, Judith encouraged me and helped me to pursue a financial settlement as well. In this regard, Judith completely exceeded any and all expectations I had from an attorney. She not only helped return my life to normalcy, but she truly sought justice on all fronts for the wrong I had experienced.  I cannot thank Judith enough for everything that she has done for me, and I wholeheartedly and unequivocally recommend her to anyone seeking representation for an employment law case."

The nuts and bolts of severance agreements.

 

If you've been terminated and you're reviewing a severance agreement, there are a few things to know about California law, which has some of the best protections in the country for employees. Just one example of many, California restricts the scope of confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses. You will always be free to talk about harassment, discrimination, and/or other unlawful things that went on at work, thanks to SB 331. Also, non-compete clauses are unenforceable in California, although a lot of employers keep putting that clause into severance agreements. There are a lot of other examples.

 

Before signing something that will bind you "in perpetuity," talk to a lawyer to make sure the terms are (a) legal and (b) not completely one-sided in favor of your employer.

 

I offer flat rate and/or contingency fee arrangements for severance agreement review and negotiation, depending on the extent of services.

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