Legal Question in Employment Law in Georgia

can an employer ask for a waiver if I accept a serverance packet. Works in Georgia

Asked on 5/07/13, 9:31 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Scott Riddle Law Office of Scott B. Riddle, LLC

Waiver of what? Severance based on a contract, union contract, or something else? What leverage do you have? You leave us to guess the important details. Many issues like this are a negotiation of the parties. If you are not willing to do what they ask, they may not be willing to give you any severance.

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Answered on 5/07/13, 9:34 am

Glenn M. Lyon, Esq. MacGREGOR LYON, LLC, Business Attorneys

Severance packages for at-will employees always include some kind of waiver or release. That is the consideration for the severance pay.

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Answered on 5/07/13, 10:30 am

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