I was fired without warning from my job. I was given a Separation Agreement that stated
"In full consideration and as a material inducement for Employee's signing of this Separation Agreement and General Release, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the COMPANY will pay Employee consideration in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) minus all legal deductions
, in accordance with the COMPANY's normal pay procedures."
I was later told (via email) that that was an oversight, and that I would only be paid two-weeks severance. They sent out another copy, corrected, and unsigned. However, my ex-employer already signed and dated the form stating that would paid $10,000.00. Is my ex-employer to be held to the form that they have provided their signature on? It would certainly be much better for me to receive $10,000.00 than it would be to receive two-weeks pay.
The Agreement (signed) also states "This Separation Agreement cannot be modified except by express written agreement between the parties/ Employee represents that in executing this Separation Agreement, Employee does not rely and has not relied upon any representation or statement made by COMPANY or any of its agents or attorneys, with regard to the subject matter, basis or effect of this Separation Agreement, except those stated in the Separation Agreement."