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If there is an employment contract that states: Terms of

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If there is an employment contract that states: Terms of Employment. Subject to the provisions for termination set forth below this agreement is for one year, renewable on the one year anniversary. Which is dated August 26th 2010. Then there is an addendum to the contract that is dated swept 30th 2011 that states: Attachment A This contract automatically renews itself on the anniversary of its original date. Additional items to this contract include Health Insurance and Pharmacy Family Coverage, as well as, any other compensation agreed to by both parties in this contract. The addendum is signed by all parties. No where in the contract or especially in the addendum does it say that the employer has the right not to renew the contract other than for theift or more the 6 weeks out for sickness. Does the employer have the right to send a letter saying they are informing me that they will not be renewing my contract upon the anniversary date. No future commissions or payments of any kind will be paid under the terms of the contract, however they would like like to sit down and discuss future options.... Is this a breach of contract[email protected] XXX XXXXXX

Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am JudgeLaw and I will do whatever I can to answer your question and provide excellent service.

I am sorry to hear of your dilemma.   I realize how frustrating this is for you and I hope to provide you information which is accurate and useful, even though it may not be the news you were hoping to get.

A contract must terminate in order to renew. Courts have consistently held that a contract providing for perpetual employment is, in fact, terminable at will. Therefore, the employer is permitted to elect to not renew the contract on its anniversary.

However, the fact that they want to sit down would indicate that they wish to negotiate a severance package and that is your opportunity to request whatever you feel you would need to go forward. You can get a continuation of health benefits, an office, secretarial services, etc. Ask for as much as you can and let them say no or yes.

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