Losing your job is a traumatic experience. Dealing with the situation often
requires making quick and difficult decisions. One of the first decision
many people must make is, whether or not to accept their former employer’s
severance package. This is a critical decision that carries significant
Typically, an employer is free to lay off employees and pay them nothing
beyond their final paycheck. However, many employers condition severance
pay on the employee signing a release: an agreement not to sue the employer
for claims arising out of the employment relationship. In other words,
if you want severance pay, you'll have to sign the release. That said,
an employer cannot force you to sign a severance agreement or release.
If you are asked to sign a severance agreement that includes a release,
you should consult with the experienced attorneys at Humble Law.
If you’d like to discuss your severance package with a Humble Law
Attorney, please contact us!
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