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Thanks for the reply. I do understand the TOS and honestly just want options and will perhaps meet with a local manhattan attorney. There was an offer letter signed and I agreed to relocate as I stated prior. The sign on bonus does state forgiven after two years but nothing about if they fire me out of the blue and the reasons they state in the termination letter are mostly incorrect. It does not say what State governs controversies. What I think is very odd is they used the office address in Dallas, TX as my home address. They did not want to deal with NY state laws dealing with an employee as they had assumed I would be relocating within 45 days of my start date.
Thank you for the response, it was very helpful and I have already engaged a local employment attorney to draft such a letter.
One final question for you, if I just go silent, not return any calls or correspondence, might this just taper off naturally? They don't have a local presence and it's a medical device company, they typically don't want any negative press as an industry. They continue to ask for my signed resignation letter which I refuse to sign based on the inaccurate reasons for termination. I have returned all company property and they owe me a balance for final two weeks salary plus unused vacation. My preference is to just go silent versus involve legal, my understanding is that sign on bonuses or relocation bonuses are rarely forced to be paid back. Thoughts?
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