If I believe that I’m being wrongfully terminated and may consider legal action but am being offered a severance package, if I take it will that void my opportunity to take legal action regarding my termination?

I am losing my job due to a theft by one of my employees. I was told am being terminated because they decided to

Asked on March 6, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Accepting a severance package does not in and of itself preclude taking legal action against your emploer. It depends on the terms of your severance. The documentation may state that by accepting the package you waive you right at to any future legal action against your employer.


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