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Can I negotiate retirement instead

1 Answers. Asked on May 04th, 2017 on Labor and Employment - North Carolina
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After 8 months of stress with a new boss, I made a mistake, it was caught, and I'm being fired. The bad decision was caused by a stress filled toxic work environment. I'm 66 and can retire. Can a lawyer negotiate that for me? There are no medical or retirement benefits involved.
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Answered on May 06th, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Whether a lawyer can help you will depend on several different facts so you will want to consult with an attorney directly.  However, if they are ready to terminate you, then there is little reason for them to offer you retirement benefits especially if there are none involved.  The question I have for you is: do you really mean, "Can a lawyer negotiate with the employer to get my termination changed to retirement in the company's paperwork?"  If so, then perhaps.  Set a consultation with an attorney to discuss.

I am an experienced attorney focusing on employment law in North Carolina and Tennessee. This post/response is not meant to constitute legal advice.

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