What can I do if I signed a separation and release agreement saying that I would be paid a severance in

2 installments but the first payment is late?

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What can I do if I signed a separation and release agreement saying that I would be paid a severance in

2 installments but the first payment is late?

Asked on August 20, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Two options:
1) Sue them for the money, for "breach of contract": that is, for violating the terms of the agreement between the two of you. Depending on the amount, suing in small claims court, as your own attorney ("pro se"), may be a very good option.
2) Treat the agreement as violated by their breach of its terms and do whatever it is you agreed to not do in exchange for the payment.


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