I’m an employee who was laid off. The Company sent me a letter telling me because lack of work they had to let me go. But with that letter, they also sent me a Separation Agreement and Release. In that three page letter they state that if I were to sign that agreement, they would give a payment, and would agree to provide neutral references for the future and not contest my claim for unemployment. I already sent in my first two weeks of unemployment stub.
If I don’t sign this letter, how can they contest my claim for unemployment if I have a letter from them stating I was laid off because for lack of work? Are they going to give out bad references if don’t sign the letter? Don’t I have a right to know what bad those bad references are about?
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