Negotiation | Bantle & Levy

Many clients retain the negotiation attorneys of Bantle & Levy hoping to resolve their disputes out of court. Our willingness to go to trial — and experience in doing so — ensures that the best possible out-of-court settlement will be achieved.

The areas in which the firm regularly handles negotiations are as follows:

  • Severance Packages
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-compete Agreements
  • On the Job Discrimination
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Employee Discipline
  • Denial of Promotion or Bonus
  • Hostile Environment
  • Requests for Reasonable Accommodation

Severance Packages

When you lost your job, you assumed that the severance package your employer offered you would be fair. Unfortunately, the document you were handed was anything but. While a severance package may look great at first glance, you need to review the document before signing.

With our negotiation attorneys, we can negotiate:

  • How much severance pay will be
  • Continuation of health insurance
  • Return of personal property
  • Non-compete, Non-solicit, or Intellectual Property agreements
  • Unemployment benefits

Employment Contracts

Before signing any employment contract, you should understand exactly what the contract means. But we know that starting a new job can make you nervous and miss out on the details that can be detrimental to your future.

At Bantle & Levy, we will negotiate, draft and review employment contracts to ensure you are paid what you are worth.

Non-compete Agreements

As executives and professionals, it’s no surprise that you may have to enter into non-compete and/or non-solicit agreements. Unfortunately, sometimes these non-compete agreements will restrict future business opportunities.

Before signing on the dotted line, you need to negotiate the terms of your non-compete. This may include timelines of restricted employment opportunities, location, etc. But this is complicated and we can help.

On the Job Discrimination

When you face discrimination in the workplace, you may be compelled to take it to court immediately. However, this isn’t always the best situation. It’s best to look at the evidence and make sure you have a case. Once that happens, there’s more that goes into the legal process beyond “taking it to court.” With a well-planned case against your employer, you may not even have to go to court.

Our negotiation attorneys will work with you to negotiate the terms and conditions of the settlement so you don’t have to step foot in a courtroom.

Wrongful Discharge

New York is an “at-will employment” state unless you have an employment contract that states otherwise. While this means your employer can terminate the employment arrangement at any time and for any reason, it also means you leave yourself susceptible to wrongful discharge.

However, it doesn’t mean you can’t seek damages for wrongful discharge and we can help you prove you were wrongfully terminated.

Employee Discipline

The progressive discipline scale begins with an oral reprimand, followed by a written warning, suspension, and finally, discharge.

However, when the terms of employee discipline wrongfully impact your rights, you may want to see what options you have to seek compensation for what was lost.

Denial of Promotion or Bonus

When you expected a promotion or bonus, you likely needed it as much as you wanted it. While in cases of discrimination, you want to go through a lawsuit to seek remedies, you may need to negotiate the terms you are seeking before seeking court intervention.

Hostile Environment

Being in a hostile work environment is difficult, and when you face lengthy court battles, it may be unbearable. But that doesn’t mean you can’t seek financial relief. At Bantle & Levy, we will negotiate the terms you seek for the harm you have faced to ensure that it never happens again–to you or another employee.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodation

When you have a disability, even if it’s short-term, you have a legal right to request a reasonable accommodation. However, when your employer isn’t working with you, you need a legal team who can negotiate your request.

Need to Negotiate Out of Court? Call the Negotiation Attorneys at Bantle & Levy

Not all battles can be settled out of court. But when they can be through negotiation, you need Bantle & Levy. We have experience negotiating cases of severance packages, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, on-the-job discrimination, wrongful discharge, employee discipline, denial of promotion or bonus, hostile environment, and requests for reasonable accommodation. Contact us today.

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