In return for payment of severance pay of total gross on 8 weeks pay less applicable deductions I hereby waive release and forever discharge Alzheimer's Association from ANY and ALL known or unknown actions, causes of action, claims and liabilities etc etc including attorneys fees which have or could be asserted against Association arising out of or related to my employment with and/or separation from employment with the Association and or any other occurrence up to and including the date of this Agreement including but not limited to:
(A) claims, actions, causes of action arising under Title VII of Civil Rights, the ADEA, employee retirement income security act, the rehabilitiation act, americans with disabilities act, family and medical leave act, lilly ledbetter fair pay act of 2009, exec order 11246, the illinois human rights act and/or any other federal, state municipal or local employment discrimination status etc etc
(B) claims, actions causes of action or liabilities arising under any other federal, state, municipal or local statute, law, ordinance or regulations, and/or
(C) any other claim whatsoever including but not limited to claims for additional severance pay, claims based on breach of contract, wrongful termination, intentional infliction of emotional stress, arising out of or relating to my employment with and/or separation from employment with the Association,
but excluding the filing of an administrative discrimination charge, a suit to challenge the validity of this Agreement under ADEA, any claims which I may make under state workers' comp or unemployment laws, and/or any claims which by law I cannot waive.
I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDES A RELEASE OF ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN CLAIMS TO DATE. This paragraph shall operate as a general release and a covenant not to sue to the maximum extent permitted by law.
(2) Waiver of Recovery....I waive my right to any monetary recovery should any federal, state, or local administrative agency pursue any claims in my behalf arising out of or related to my employment with and/or separation from employment w/ the Association.
....this is the language that brings me pause about signing away any unemployment claims by accepting the severance and this separation agreement. Why would I do that?