Preparing a Severance or Separation Agreement


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These guidelines should be considered when preparing a severance/separation agreement. Each agreement should be narrowly tailored to reflect the individual circumstances of the employment separation.

Relying on “form” agreements increases the likelihood that an agreement could be found to be unenforceable if challenged in court. It is recommended that all severance/separation agreements be drafted by or with your employment attorney; however, these are issues to be aware of when preparing a severance/separation agreement with your attorney.