Severance Agreements Should Be Carefully Scrutinized

In this age of layoffs, employees are often presented with severance agreements when terminated.  These agreements typically require individuals to release all potential employment law claims, including age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), in exchange for severance.Before signing away legal rights, severance agreements should be carefully scrutinized.  Our firm assists […]

Code Word for Age Discrimination

By:  Jessica Lappin, Published in:  The Huffington Post, January 17, 2013 New Yorkers over 55 quickly learn the open secret that “overqualified” means “too old.” The Great Recession has impacted workers of all ages, but seniors and near-seniors have been hit especially hard. New Yorkers age 55 and older who lose their jobs are out […]

Don’t Sign Away Discrimination Claims to Get Severance Pay

1/2/2013 by Michele Bowman, Lawyers.com   Trinity Health Corporation on Dec. 20 settled charges brought by the EEOC over the employer’s alleged policy of denying or delaying severance to employees who file discrimination charges after leaving their jobs. In general, employers cannot punish employees who exercise their right to file discrimination charges with the EEOC – it […]