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Signing Severance Letter

Discussion in 'Ask a Whistleblower Attorney' started by anonymous, Apr 17, 2019 at 8:54 AM.

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  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    I am currently on a performance improvement plan, which often ends with termination of a sales rep at my company.
    Often, there is a nominal severance payout given if you agree to sign a stack of papers giving up your rights to sue or make any future claims against the company.
    By signing this severance agreement, would I be unable to file and potentially collect any claims from a whistleblower suit?
     
  2. WBI Law Firm

    WBI Law Firm New Member

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    Thank you for your question.

    Signing a severance agreement does not impede your right to file a whistleblower claim alleging fraud but it might hinder your ability to collect any reward. The courts have ruled that in some cases severance pay could be considered as payment in place of any future reward from settling your fraud case. We would urge you to consult an attorney before signing any severance documentation presented by your employer. If you have a copy of the agreement, we would gladly give you our assessment of the severance agreement as well as the strength of your fraud allegations. In cases like this you have to outweigh the amount you’re going to receive from the severance against any potential whistleblower reward. Please contact us directly. All consults are free of charge and 100% confidential you can reach us at 800-681-3228 or via our website www.whistleblowersinternational.com.
     
  3. anonymous

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    Have you ever been able to receive a "severance", "separation", "hush money", "good will" whatever you want to call it payment for a client after they have been fired and REFUSED TO SIGN a company severance letter?
     
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    Hi,
    Our firm has been successful in negotiating a separate severance payment in conjunction with settling a successful False Claims Act case. If you feel that you have information pertaining to fraudulent activity please contact us directly at 800-681-3228 for a free and confidential consultation. www.whistleblowersinternational.com