He did have to sign a waiver/release agreement. Number one on the agreement states he is voluntarily terminated. He had no input to his termination date that date was decided by the company as Aug. 31, 2012. In a faq brochure that Hewlett Packard gave us this question appears:
Q- If I don't elect the EER Program, or I am not accepted, could I still be laid off in the future?
A- Yes. The EER Program is a special opportunity being offered to eligible employees, but if you do not retire under the EER Program there is no change to your ongoing employment with HP. This includes the possibility that any employee may be subject to a workforce reduction initiative based on business needs or other factors. If you are affected by a future workforce reduction, any severance or other benefits payable will be based on then current WFR program provisions.
He has nothing in writing stating that if he doesn't retire he will be WFR.
With WFR/termination there is no medical. We needed the medical for our bipolar son who was hospitalized in 2011.
He was constantly looking for work and applying, interviewing for jobs.
He did have the contract work I mentioned for 6 weeks March/April of this year.
If we did have to pay back the unemployment how would that work? It would affect our taxes from last year, etc.