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In a hostile work environment--when an employee is fired--is

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In a hostile work environment--when an employee is fired--is it legal for them to impose a gag order, preventing any whistleblowing? (This is in the state of New York)
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: As I said in the message, New York
JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?
Customer: "At will" and full-time, though processes for dismissal were not followed
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Severance was agreed to and a last day of work set. But the 7-page agreement, imposing a gag order, was only presented as I was putting on my coat and stepping out the door Hmm--didn't know there was a fee
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Attorney2020 replied 1 month ago.

Didn't know there was a fee for what?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I paid the $5. Where is the response?
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 month ago.
These kind of gag orders are pretty typical and are valid unless you can prove that you signed it or agreed under duress
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 1 month ago.
If it was a condition of your severance and release then it would probably be deemed enforceable

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