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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry about that.

I was told I was being terminated from my employment back in November.


I am still at work, but last week I told them and agreed verbally to a settlement agreement in lieu of termination (that I resign).


So the paperwork is being drawn up.

However, I have not signed it. Is it too late to back out, since I haven't signed it, or since I agreed to the settlement agreement, am I obligated to the agreement and can't back out.



No, you are not obligated to the agreement until it is signed. You can refuse to sign and it would not be binding.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Oh OK, I also emailed that I agree to the terms of the agreement in response to their HR director.


So then I am free to let them terminate me and challenge the termination?

Just making sure.


They may attempt to use the email to say you accepted the terms of the resignation deal, but in the end, the fact that you did not sign the agreement is the trump card.

So, yes, you can proceed with the termination and challenge it.
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