Alan S. Bradin is a Florida severance attorney who assists employees with the review and negotiation of severance agreements. A severance agreement is a contract between an employee and an employer upon termination of the employment relationship. Under Florida law, an employer is not required to provide severance pay to employees. However, many employers offer severance compensation and/or benefits upon termination.
Typically, such agreements require an employee to relinquish his or her right to sue an employer for any legal claims, or may include a noncompetition agreement. It is critical that Florida employees seek legal representation in order to evaluate the terms and conditions of severance agreements. The laws protecting the rights of Florida employees are numerous and complex. By speaking with an attorney, an employee will be in a better position to understand what rights he or she may be giving up.
If the termination is improper, an employee may be waiving his or her right to bring suit for damages far greater than the amount offered in the severance agreement. Additionally, an employer may seek to include a noncompetition clause in the agreement that unreasonably limits the employee’s ability to find a new job or start his or her own business.
Alan has over seven years of experience in the human resources and employment services industry. In addition to litigating on behalf of Florida employees, Alan served as a Senior Analyst in the Enterprise Human Resources Group for Accenture, a Fortune Global 500 technology and consulting firm, giving him a unique perspective from the other side of the table. Alan also has significant experience negotiating on behalf of his clients in court-ordered mediations and arbitrations. Alan graduated from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, and earned his undergraduate degree from American University in Washington, D.C.
Alan can help Florida employees review their severance agreements, inform them of what legal remedies they may be entitled to, and negotiate on their behalf to maximize the amount of severance compensation and benefits.