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Have you signed the severance agreement yet? How long did you work at the company? What type of company is it and what was your position? Did you have any clients? This information would be helpful to understand your leveraged position.
What is the reason for letting you go?
Perhaps this could be an age, gender or race issue. Perhaps letting them know you intend to submit a claim to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate this claim to leverage your severance in which you would release any wrongful termination lawsuit. Typicalluy emplpoyers will increase the severance amount if they feel like they could avoid a lawsuit by doing so. However, by releasing any wrongful termination claims, you waive any right to bring a discrimination lawsuit or any lawsuit contained in the waiver and release provisions of the severance agreement.
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