Marc A. Mandelman, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted by the TheStreet, in “The Evolution of the Pink Slip,” by Jeanine Skowronski.
Following is an excerpt:
However, Mandelman attributes employers’ more careful planning prior to a termination less to these significant changes in legislation and more to the larger number of employees becoming versed on the rights that federal and state laws provide to them.
“Terminated employees are more likely to consult with a lawyer these days to see they if have a claim,” Mandelmann says. “Employers are much more concerned about having lawsuits filed against them.”
The desire to minimize litigation with disgruntled former employees, Mandelman says, has led most companies to offer all employees some type of severance package upon termination, no matter what the reason behind the firing may be.