The standard severance agreement contains only a provision that the employee gives up all rights to sue the employer not the other way around. The reason for this is that the employer is giving the employee "consideration
" to which they would not normally be entitled (money) in exchanged for the employee giving something up. To have the employer give up rights to sue when they are already giving the employee money that the employee is not normally entitled to would be giving more consideration than required and it is not done in most all circumstances. The most the employer could go back and sue the employee would be under breach of contract
and in PA that is 4 years (unless you have a contract that was written AND under seal then it is 20 years), but normally employers do not go back and sue employees once they release them with a severance unless they sue them for breaching the severance agreement itself and the employee can sue for that as well because they are not waiving that right.
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