Kissimmee, FL asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida

Q: I would like Negotiating my severance package, Florida law

An employee at a Hospital in Orlando for the past 6 years. Recently I had brought up age discrimination issues and was told they found nothing to my issue and closed the case as per HR. I then asked to be moved to another department or offer me a severance package. They are offering me 1-month pay along with one month benefit. How can I negotiate this severance package? HR requesting an answer by Monday after meeting with me today with this proposal.

2 Lawyer Answers

Ashley Ann Krapacs

Answered
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Just because their HR investigation determined that there was no age discrimination issue, that doesn’t mean you might not still have a case against them. If you do have a case, you’ll definitely want to negotiate for more than what they’re offering you. You should contact an attorney who can tell you if you may be able to sue. If you can, that will certainly give you more leverage in the negotiation. Feel free to reach out direct if you’d like a consultation this weekend.

Kevin Sanderson

Answered
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Sarasota , FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Often an attorney helps at this stage.

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