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I was suppose to retire today. the Company me off on the

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I was suppose to retire today. the Company Laid me off on the 20th. there is nothing in the
papers that states about my Pension. They compensated me with severance pay and Insurance. Should I sign the paper even though they don't have anything about my pension.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.

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No, you have to be very careful as the severance papers may be drawn in a manner that requires you to waive all claims against the company whatsoever if you accept the severance and this feasibly could also include your right to collect a pension if that right was part of your employment agreement when you were hired or part of the company's employment policy.