Almost always, severance agreements contain language that waives an employee’s right to file suit on Title VII claims and other employee discrimination statutes. Sometimes these agreements are also referred to as “separation agreements.” Thus, if you believe your employer may have terminated you for an unlawful purpose, you should likely not rush to sign that document for two weeks of severance pay. After all, one more paycheck is hardly worth signing away your ability to bring a successful discrimination suit.
If you were terminated and received a severance or separation agreement, you should contact an experienced employment attorney as soon as possible. These agreements have permanent consequences you may regret later.
Matt Miller-Novak, Esq.
Godbey Law Employment Attorney
Source: The Gavel