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Just want to know do I have a case/claim against my corporation/ school? They are now holding my severance pay over my head and stating now that unless I sign a "release of claims" promising not to sue, they will not pay out my severance pay. ???
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I suggest, that yes you would have a breach of contract - because you did what they required. The question is how much to you believe you could sue for - lost wages because they could fire you at will anyway - there is nothing that says they have to keep you on.
I suggest that you might be better taking the severance and moving on. But, of course, you might want to consult with a local attorney to see if they will want to take the matter on a contingency basis with their fee being a percentage of anything you might win in a settlement
Just because you have a basis to sue, does not mean you win. And so sometimes it is just best to take the money at hand and move on