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Hi, My name is XXXXX XXXXX I’m happy to assist you with your question today. I’m sorry to hear about your termination of employment.
I understand your frustration with the proposed severance agreement, but there are no laws that would mandate any particular terms of a severance agreement or that the employer offer you severance at all. Rather, severance pay is completely a creature of contract; specifically the parties' bargain and mutual understanding of the terms of the severance contract. Thus, unless you are somehow able to convince them to reconsider the terms of the proposed agreement, then you'll have to decide whether to accept or decline this proposed agreement.
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