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Good evening. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.
A bit of clarification would be helpful please. What is your legal question? Does the yearly contract you signed provide for severance?
Hi Lori. Thank you for the additional information.
If you have a written employment contract providing for severance then you are entitled to enforce the terms of the contract. If you have no written contract then you are an at-will employee and your employment maybe terminated at any time. Therefore, it behooves you to get any promises, including severance agreements, in writing.
If you refuse the "second chance" it will be interpreted as a voluntary separation and likely disqualify any contractual obligation to pay severance. So, clarify that before deciding whether or not to stay.
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