Contact Us

The firm anticipates reopening when Gov. Murphy allows us to do so. When we reopen, we will be operating in a “Safe Mode” which will require strict adherence to safe interaction with one another and with the public.

Click here* for more information regarding Costello & Mains “Safe Mode” Protocols.

Costello & Mains, LLC
Call for a Free Consultation
856-291-0642 800-421-0212

Beware severance packages in wrongful termination situations

In an age where silver linings often seem hard to come by, you may think that getting an offer of a severance package if your employer lets you go is a great blessing. While this may be true, it's also a red flag that your employer is trying to buy your silence and cooperation if you were mistreated.

Before you accept any severance package, it is always wise to consult with an experienced attorney to help you examine every aspect of the offer and determine why your employer is offering you severance in the first place. At a federal level, there are no laws that mandate severance packages, so an employer who offers you one is usually doing so for a very specific reason.

If you suspect that your employer is wrongfully terminating you and trying to smooth it over with a severance package, you must choose your next steps very carefully. If you accept the severance package, you may be forfeiting the opportunity to pursue further action against your employer in court. While that may be acceptable in some cases, depending on the nature of your relationship with the employer and the terms of the severance package, you should never accept any such offer without fully understanding the implications as well as the benefits.

If your employer is attempting to get out of a legal battle by offering a severance package, an attorney who understands the intricacies of employment law can be a real benefit. The guidance of an experienced attorney can help ensure that you do not forfeit opportunities in the future by accepting a deal that protects your employer first and foremost.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Free Case Review Fill out this form for a free, Immediate, Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

18000 Horizon Way, Suite 800
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Toll Free: 800-421-0212
Phone: 856-291-0642
Fax: 856-727-9797
Mount Laurel Law Office Map