10/20/2013 // Dallas, Texas, United States // Attorney Keith Clouse // Keith Clouse // (press release)
When an employment relationship sours, an employer may “ask” the employee to resign. Should the employee resign or wait to be fired? The answer, of course, depends on many factors. Keith Clouse, a Dallas employment lawyer, notes that an employee in this situation must consider:
• Why is the employee being asked to resign? What occurred to prompt the employer to make the request?
• What has the employer offered to the employee? Will the employee receive severance pay or something else of value? Will the employee be eligible for unemployment compensation?
• Is the employer rushing the employee to make a decision? Why?
• Is the employer considering legal action against the employee?
• Has the employee complained about a legal violation (such as discrimination) or voiced a concern that the employer has violated federal or state regulations?
• Has the employee been asked to sign away any rights, such as the right to sue the employer?
• Will “resigning” make a difference in the hunt for a new job? Will the employee receive a favorable reference?
For help weighing those options, an employee should consult with an employment law attorney. An employment law attorney can explain the employee’s legal rights and help the employee take steps to protect himself and his income. To learn more, contact an employment lawyer in your area. This article is presented by the employment law attorneys at Clouse Dunn LLP. For inquiries, send an email to [email protected] or call (214) 239-2705.
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