Employer won’t respond to negotiation on terms of Termination after lay off. What to do ?

BlackRock Lary
Jan 17 130 Comments

So I was laid off last week. I sent out an email to the delivery list provided for Q&A and negotiation around the Terms of Termination. It’s been a week and they haven’t responded to my email ! I only have until next week to accept the T&C to be eligible for a lump sum severance pay out. I’ve tried to follow up on email ( which is the only point of contact provided in the termination letter ) but no response yet.

I’m sure they are not responding so in the end when I’m out of time I’ll just accept the terms they mentioned at first, and they won’t have to do anything.

How can I fight back with the clock ticking ? Should I forward the negotiation email to my Manager ? or my Manager’s Manager ( who broke the “You’re getting laid off “ news to me ) ?

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  • Paychex cout
    Lawyer up
    Jan 178
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      And lose more money in paying the lawyers and then losing whatever law suit I file cause in the real world David losses and Goliath wins always ....
      Jan 17
    • New DuQvV7x
      And this is exactly why they don’t need to negotiate.

      They have done the same math you have.
      Jan 17
    • Microsoft Gambini
      Ask on r/legaladvice
      Jan 17
    • Twitter SofH55
      Honestly consider it, there are ways to do it without spending much or anything. A lot of employment lawyers (and lawyers in general) including the very good ones will do a free consultation either in person or on the phone. You can talk to them about the offer and they can tell you whether they think they could negotiate or help. Sometimes even just an email from a lawyer (because they know you’re more serious) will cause them to adjust and you may be able to negotiate either a reasonable flat fee or a % of the increase from the lawyer
      Jan 17
    • Microsoft Gambini
      If all else fails go there in person to see someone from HR!
      Jan 17
    • Shopify he8371jf
      DO NOT ask r/legaladvice. They are morons.

      Just talk directly to a lawyer.

      Any decent one will offer a consultation for free.

      Talk to a few, not just one, and then decide how to proceed.
      Jan 17
    • Booking.com ProudlyB
      Firstly you can contact Human Resources - they are the team usually that manages these types of processes.

      You are well within your rights to approach your manager, his manager and Human Resources in same email and request feedback to your answers as no one is responding.

      I’d take this step first and see response. Depending on response see legal advice - as correctly pointed out most first consults are free but if you have to think about what advice they will give u -

      1. Accept offer - no cost to litigate
      2. Try and negotiate without lawyer - they don’t respond so no result
      3. Negotiate with lawyer and you may increase your severance but also you will increase cost of getting higher amount
      4. Challenge severance or layoff legally (where law may not protect you sufficiently to successfully challenge it and as such you have to pay legal fees and you lose time,effort and are still paid the same severance;
      5. You win and make lots of money after a long period of time challenging it.

      Those are possible outcomes - they are not great outcomes save for 5. Thus easiest option is try and negotiate if not settle and move on - don’t waste time on negative stuff - life is too short...

      Good luck
      Jan 17
    • RackWare Dreamlight
      @New do you really think OP knows better than a lawyer? Most offer a free consultation too. Why not make the best of it?
      Jan 18
  • MediaMath noseyplums
    Take a red marker (or electronic equivalent thereof). Edit the T&C to your satisfaction. Place your initials next to each edit. Put your signature on the edited version. Mail it back to them using certified mail.

    They face two choices:
    1. Spend lawyer time telling you off.
    2. Sign your version and send it back to you.

    What else have you got to lose?
    Jan 1715
    • MediaMath noseyplums
      What can they possibly do?
      Jan 17
    • Amazon dotard
      Industry blacklist. It's unlikely but it's a risk, and one I've seen play out before.
      Jan 17
    • MediaMath noseyplums
      You might have seen something else, but there isn’t an industry blacklist of any kind. Redlining a contract won’t even earn a negative word on the grapevine.
      Jan 17
    • Amazon dotard
      Every person I have ever worked with or for that considers a person that has ever worked with or for me in the past has called to ask about them, and I'm just some random jackass. The vps of the tech industry have deep connections with former colleagues all over the place. Rub someone the wrong way and they could be the nail in your coffin many places.
      Jan 17
    • MediaMath noseyplums
      You’re describing the grapevine I alluded to. Where we disagree is in the nature of the deed. The OP is staring down separation paperwork that is unacceptable to them. Like with any contract, some negotiation is to be expected. The OP doesn’t *need* to be an asshole about it. Sending back a redlined contract is a standard industry practice. No one in their right mind would even remember this if called for a reference. Especially in finance, where defamation lawsuits after a negative reference are a real concern, the most they’ll say is “here are the dates of employment, bye.”

      I don’t see any risk in redlining the contract. The person on the other end will be a legal drone whose job it is to ensure that no lawsuit happens. More often than not it’s cheaper for them to just roll with it than risk a suit.
      Jan 17
    • Facebook AnastasiaB
      Lol inviting a lawsuit? Over what? If you red-line their agreement, sign it and send it back, they’ll just not accept it and you’re left with nothing. You don’t have a case - layoffs aren’t illegal - accept the severance and spend your time finding a new job instead of trying to figure out how to game this.
      Jan 17
    • LinkedIn Pongal
      Lol what he has “got to lose” is his severance pay. People get laid off all the time. It sucks but sometimes they were a bad fit or something else. At least he got some sort of severance.

      Op shouldn’t waste energy feeding the crazy and sleazy lawyers in plaid suits made out of motel drapes. Unless Op is a complete disaster (which does not appear to be) he should calm down and plan out how to get his next gig. It’s bad advice to get him to waste energy chasing Bigfoot.
      Jan 17
    • Microsoft justajob
      Serious question, if the company can just ignore the employee response and not pay out, then why are companies even offering severance? Or why not just offer $1?
      Jan 17
    • Facebook AnastasiaB
      1. The company offers it in exchange for a release of liability agreement (aka you can’t sue them)

      2. To help the person land on their feet. In a lay-off situation, many companies also offer career placement services, healthcare coverage, etc.
      Jan 17
    • Broadcom Ltd. rFkd21
      I have redlined employment and (I think) severance contracts where the company had put in place severe overreach and they knew it (they wanted to own IP I had developed before joining the company). No negative consequences I can ascertain.
      Jan 18
  • Apple SnVL04
    Ex-TC and lump sum or GTFO? Always wondered how much they gave in these situations. Is it like 3 months salary? 4?
    Jan 176
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      And now you’ll never know ...

      Ps - next time ask nicely ...
      Jan 17
    • Google youngturd
      'TC or GTFO' is the language of Blind.

      ..so TC, or GTFO.
      Jan 17
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      Just cause most people are jerks you don’t have to follow suit ... it’s harder to be nice than to be a jack ass
      Jan 17
    • eBay mDBW53
      When I was laid off from NVIDIA 10 years ago I think it was 2 weeks pay instead of two weeks notice. Two weeks pay. And two weeks pay per year of employment. And a couple of other things. My severance ended up being almost 1/5th of my yearly salary despite only being there for 14 months.
      Jan 17
    • Facebook lyfer
      It varies a lot by company and most will offer a few weeks to a few months, with primary variables being the company base amount, adjustments for tenure, abruptness of dismissal, and/or level of position.
      Jan 17
    • Amazon Hhjg
      I was offered 18 weeks for 8 years tenure
      Jan 22
  • New DuQvV7x
    You’re not in a position of strength so they don’t have to negotiate.

    You can reject the terms and try your luck with the legal system.

    Unless you have an egregious violation, the approach is rarely successful.

    Kinda sucks, but that’s the system we have
    Jan 1712
    • New DuQvV7x
      I’m not sure the specific law you’re referring to.

      But typically, unless you have something of value to jumpstart a negotiation, they have no need to.

      Almost everyone will accept the severance in the end.
      Jan 17
    • Google starlight1
      If you're a minority, claim discrimination in your email. They'll promptly respond. Make sure there's paper trail, cc your personal email. The downside is that they might require forced arbitration per your employment contract, so you can't threaten to go to court.
      Jan 17
    • New DuQvV7x
      🤦‍♂️ Ugh. This just veered into unsavory territory.

      Depending on your state this could get you into shit if you’re making it up.
      Jan 17
    • Marin Software fdxF81
      Yeah is there an arbitration clause in your employment or termination contract?
      Jan 17
    • Don't listen to this stupid advice. In real life these types of accusations are investigated thoroughly for obvious reasons and lies will likely be uncovered. Further, even if you're successful, you're permanently branding yourself as unemployable unless there is incontravertiable public evidence that you were wronged.
      Jan 18
    • Google starlight1
      ^ stop scaring the OP
      Jan 18
    • Apple XBue76
      Do NOT claim damage due to discrimination if there was NO discrimination.

      Please don’t listen to such careless, irresponsible advice based on “that’s how the game is played” sentiments. That is NOT how the game is played. Don’t ruin your reputation or your moral compass for a few bucks here & there.

      Lawyer up if needed. Do the right thing and fight for your rights. Demand what you think you deserve. But don’t play these stupid games.
      Jan 18
    • Apple XBue76
      @Starlight1: Please stop being the loud mouthed idiot giving terrible advice to folks on the internet.
      Jan 18
    • Thumbtack helloTT
      The laws around this are different depending on the state you’re in, so Washington is going to have different laws than California, and they’re certainly going to be different in NY, being from black rock, I wouldn’t take anyone’s advice from Microsoft or anyone from silicone valley.
      Jan 18
    • Google starlight1
      These discrimination laws already are very unfair thanks to SJWs. Countless minorities already misuse it to their profit. Honestly more people need to misuse them so that the issue becomes jarringly obvious and hopefully reformed. Stop being the idiot scaring the OP.
      Jan 18
  • New tagged
    You can’t just negotiate on the terms of your Lay-off. It’s a take it or leave it severance
    Jan 176
    • Stripe su4178
      Not true, I’ve negotiated every severance I’ve received successfully.
      Jan 17
    • Google imp0st3r
      What did you start with and what did you end up with after the negotiating was finished?
      Jan 17
    • Stripe su4178
      I obviously can’t discuss specifics. But both times I’ve gotten about 25% more monetarily, plus some other non-monetary terms I added. They agreed to all of it on first try which probably means I could have asked for more, but obviously not having much leverage in the situation made me more inclined to be conservative.
      Jan 17
    • Palantir AXjw66
      This is not true at all. I have personally negotiated severance package terms and compensation previously and know many others that have as well. You're leaving a lot on the table if you accept a company's first severance package offer.
      Jan 17
    • New tagged
      Wow that’s good to know. Guess I was wrong 😁 about negotiations
      Jan 17
    • Flagged by the community.

  • Microsoft The PFJ
    You are very naive
    Jan 173
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      And what’s your expert advice ?
      Jan 17
    • Uber Rqwx5o
      Whats your negotiating position? You'll say "pleaseee"? Or maybe you'll threaten to quit if they don't meet your demands?
      Jan 17
    • Microsoft ChodaBoy
      HR has decided it, you have no position. Look external asap. Be an adult.
      Jan 17
  • Facebook Almostdone
    Do you have any lever to negotiate?
    Jan 175
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      Nope ... I wasn’t fired so can’t say discrimination
      Jan 17
    • Amazon wgSD36
      In order to not face a tax penalty a company must follow strict rules in order to claim they are performing a layoff.

      https://definitions.uslegal.com/l/layoff/

      If you feel they are in violation and you can prove it then lawyer up.

      I got more money out of a company because they laid me off right before I went on pre approved paid leave.

      If you don't have something like that. Take what they give you and move on.
      Jan 17
    • eBay mDBW53
      I was literally laid off the day before I was going to take one vacation day (first one too since I joined). Are you saying that because of that timing I could have sued them?
      Jan 17
    • Amazon wgSD36
      Paid leave isn't the same as vacation but they should have paid out your vacation. Depending on the state I believe they are required to compensate you for unpaid vacation at time of layoff
      Jan 17
    • Microsoft richardhea
      Unless you work for a sweat shop which offers “unlimited” vacation. Then you get paid nothing.
      🍆
      Jan 18
  • Microsoft pNki53
    You only have one choice. Shut down the government.
    Jan 170
  • Facebook newkidz
    Didnt know you can negotiate layoffs lol.

    My rulebook says expect nothing. Quite honestly I cant justify why Id deserve a severance package. I got paid throughout my work and I did the work.
    Jan 170
  • Google eJth83
    If you’re in CA you’re considered at will. You’re effed. Get the severance, pick up your boot straps and get another job. I did it. You can too.
    Jan 174
    • SAP wppmd
      Was this pre or post Google? Also, how did you mention this in your next interview?
      Jan 17
    • Google eJth83
      Pre. I interviewed at the same company for another position and they bridged my start date. So no need to explain gap. Tenured individuals generally understand how lay-offs work; not uncommon at all.
      Jan 17
    • SAP wppmd
      For sure. Good that you found another position in the same company & they bridged your start date. Slightly different case if/ when interviewing with another company - hence my (original) question. Anyway, thanks for answering.
      Jan 17
    • Google eJth83
      Right, makes sense. It’s not impossible to get something within same company at all, especially if you’ve built your network.
      Jan 18
  • LinkedIn Pongal
    @Op I mean this kindly, what is there to negotiate? I mean they laid you off. What is there to negotiate? W/O knowing more my guess is you’re “negotiating” against Corben Dallas in the 5th Element. They just put terms like “negotiate” there because you are of course free to reject their offer. That is the extent of your negotiating ability in this circumstance. Sorry man.

    Also the best advice I can give you is to take your severance and what you learned and be successful at your next play. Don’t let these idiots here convince you to waste any further emotional energy chasing the past.

    Also unless they stripped you naked and rode you around like a pony on Facebook Live...hiring a lawyer is worse than useless. Don’t listen to these poltroons and shit house lawyers and their bad advice. Hiring an employment lawyer will also 99% get you black balled for life in the Valley.
    Jan 172
    • Wayfair 1234abc123
      Multipass.
      Jan 17
    • This is the only advice you should be listening to, OP. Unless the T&C is overreaching into IP you developed before or after your employment just take the money and move on with your life. That kind of overreaching is unenforceable anyway...just take the money and move on.
      Jan 20
  • Cisco x.
    What leverage do you think you have?
    Jan 183
    • Stripe su4178
      Lots. It costs $20-30k to recruit an engineer. If you make a blog post that goes viral about the incident, you could reduce their offer acceptance rates. At a company of this size, even a few percentage points can greatly increase recruitment costs. Gag clauses in severance greatly diminishes that risk.
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft 🍻n🌮
      If you have that kind of social influence, they wouldn’t be laying you off.
      Jan 21
    • Cisco detroiooi
      ^ this
      Jan 22
  • Stripe su4178
    I have successfully negotiated severance twice. You need to keep it super light and happy, and DO NOT formally reject their offer. You need to say you’d propose some adjustments.

    One of the times I negotiated they did ghost me the first week (which it did say needed to be signed in 7 days), and I just kindly followed up a couple of times. That worked. And they sent back a new agreement with everything I asked for. It is a legal document, so it may take a while for them to process it as various depts may need to approve it.

    I would follow up daily until they reply. If they keep ghosting you, you’ll have to decide whether to sign (and hope they still agree) or leave it.

    It’s worth consulting a lawyer (like $300-$500) for them to walk you through everything. Because sometimes they can include non-competes and other clauses that may make it not worthwhile and you may not fully understand what everything means.
    Jan 173
    • Wayfair 1234abc123
      Why would they ever respond to you if they can just wait until the terms of the letter expire and then pay you nothing? Seems stupid of them to give you anything. Just wait it out and you get zero.
      Jan 17
    • Stripe su4178
      Because they never had to give you severance in the first place. The amount of leverage you have after those 7 days is no different to what you had before they offered severance.

      The reason they offer it is because it gives them control. You won’t be able to speak to the media, you won’t be able to join a class-action suit against them. In some cases, you won’t be able to work for a direct competitor.

      Essentially, it gives them peace of mind. Even if you file a frivolous lawsuit, it takes up a lot more resources than if they offer you a small severance package. It is still in their best interest that you sign.
      Jan 17
    • Amazon LoanerBadg
      By that logic, they don't have to offer you any severence in the first place. The fact that they do mean there is a ultimate benifit to them if you accept it.
      Jan 17
  • Wayfair 1234abc123
    This thread is a garbage fire.
    Jan 172
    • LinkedIn Pongal
      Exactly. It’s pitiful...
      Jan 17
    • Intuit PureGuava
      It’s Blind.
      Jan 19
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    • Disney Nipha
      Does it give you some kind of perverse pleasure to kick people over their misfortunes? You should 1., read up on how American businesses control expenses when under shareholder pressure, and 2., go see a therapist.
      Jan 17
  • Facebook PM45
    If you are over 40 years old, you actually have 21 days instead of 7
    Jan 170
  • REI opt-out
    You're lucky they are offering anything. Take the cash and get another job. Pretty simple
    Jan 180
  • Uber 🌴
    Were they an at will employer? If so, they don’t have to give you anything. You could take them to courts but you could end up getting nothing.
    Jan 171
    • Intuit j123x
      Yep. Take the deal and run.
      Jan 17
  • Facebook job-huntin
    I recommend investing ur energy and anger in finding a new job. In your mind tell them “in your face” after finding a new job. You will be much happier.
    Jan 180
  • Facebook 8O8St8
    Figure out your rights, if any. Then decide whether the stress and bitterness is worth pursuing this any further. Or, accept, learn and move on up.

    You're a disposable commodity (I'm sorry if this stings) and you entered into a business contract with this company. This is all it is about. Try not to take it personally. There are better things to be spending your time on during this period, such as evaluating your strengths and seeing how they can be applied to new or different roles.
    Jan 170
  • LinkedIn wish77bone
    *NDA and or Non-compete
    Jan 170
  • Sephora clownface
    You probably have free legal advice through your EAP.
    Jan 181
    • Facebook AnastasiaB
      Haha you obviously can’t use a company provided benefit in legal matters against the company 😹
      Jan 18
  • Microsoft 4655434b
    Why would they respond? U have a deadline, they don’t. There’s zero incentive to negotiate
    Jan 170
  • Union Bank '¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Go to social media. Talk to the press. Post a review on Glassdoor.
    Jan 170
  • Amazon Biggles
    You rejected the idea of getting a lawyer, so...

    Yeah, you got nothing.

    An employment lawyer is some money, but they also know your options better than you will, and if you find one that has dealt with your employer before in similar circumstances, will know whether they will negotiate.

    What do you want? Different terms? More money? Pride? Vengeance?

    A lawyer *might* help with the first two, but not the last two.

    There is also a distinct possibility that the contract they want you to sign has terms that are unenforceable in your state. Non-compete varies from state to state, for instance, so whatever you find objectionable might not even apply.
    Jan 170
  • Salesforce VVyG71
    Don’t play ball. Write a tell all
    Jan 173
    • Google Evenflow
      That's the cheesiest thing I've heard all day
      Jan 17
    • Salesforce VVyG71
      Get over yourself
      Jan 17
    • Wayfair 1234abc123
      no u
      Jan 17
  • LinkedIn quokk
    If you have a shred of leverage you should lawyer up or ask for more! companies have insurance against this and will happy to settle out of court
    Jan 172
    • Wayfair 1234abc123
      What insurance, specifically?
      Jan 17
    • US Bank LkYl04
      A range. Some D&O policies can have clauses for this.
      Jan 18
  • Chase hJjw26
    @OP, hey man, I am in a similar situation. Any Updates? Please message me. Thanks.
    Jan 201
    • LinkedIn Pongal
      What is wrong with you guys? Literally the only thing you could “negotiate” is if you accept your severance or not. If you “negotiate” you will not get your severance. You are owed nothing really. The company gave you some severance so that you can find a new job and won’t waste their time with nuisance lawsuits that you will lose anyway. Plus you will likely get black balled if you sue them. As I read posts like yours I feel bad for you but wonder if your posts are just more evidence as to why you got let go.
      Jan 21
  • Cisco 3wordlegcy
    What exactly do you want to negotiate?
    Jan 181
    • LinkedIn Pongal
      Unconditional surrender. LOL...
      Jan 18
  • Lay off are normal. Used to be common in the Valley in early 2000. New recession is probably close, which will accelerate them. They don't do me any damage to the career, if they happen to one at an expected rate at the time. I have one under my belt and it never hurt me. I personally would accept the severance. in the year I was laid off this turned out to be a great year for me financially because of the overlap on compensation.
    Jan 200
  • DocuSign pKld06
    Contact HR, and mention you will file with the EEOC if they don’t respond. You will hear back in 30 minutes or less
    Jan 190
  • Logitech xzibitrabi
    Show up in person and demand to speak with them.
    Jan 180
  • Credit Suisse Sben34
    I was in similar situation couple of years back.... believe me, fighting will not resolve anything....it would just eat up your time and effort. It's better to move on, very difficult to accept but practical. It actually helped me... think twice before you make any decisions but once deceided never look back...
    Jan 180
  • Capital One MrProduct
    Definitely go there in person and see HR given that the time is running out. Also talk to a lawyer who will do a free consultation. A 2-pronged approach on this is important to ensure you stop the clock no matter what. The company expects you to NOT take action. They expect you to think about your options and keep thinking until you have no more options. You have to take action. No time to waste.
    Jan 180
  • Broadcom Ltd. rFkd21
    I’m guessing this is your first time through a lay-off. They are not going to be motivated to pay legal hours to craft a custom exit document, nor are they going to want to have to follow up in a custom way. Essentially, your options are to take the severance and agree to the terms or not. They are not likely to lawyer up to enforce anti-anonymous-shitposting clauses, but they will protect IP, etc.
    Jan 180
  • NerdWallet cathexy
    Hey @lary OP, sorry to hear about this. I was Ex-BLKer so I really feel for all my colleagues after the news broke last week about firmwide layoffs. Out of curiosity, what dept were you in and how long were you there? I do think these factors probably matter in how much you can negotiate. And given the news, their HR dept. is likely stretched pretty thin so that could be why you’re not getting a response. I think the advice here on researching time limits to accept T&C and rights would be helpful at this point. And knowing the firm, not sure how much budge you’ll have in negotiations. That’s just my honest take. As much as the firm was great, they historically underpaid across the industry so I can’t imagine T&C severance would be that hefty. Good luck to you, from one Ex-BLK to another.
    Jan 180
  • Booking.com CEaE52
    Check with a lawyer first. A good lawyer could give you a fair idea of whether it's worthwhile to pursue legal options, or accept the offered settlement and move on.
    Jan 170
  • NASA alfeast
    More paper you have on your side - cleaner your ass will be. Leave traces that you can share with your lawyer if needed.
    Jan 170
  • New NMNb77
    I had similar situation, the employer told that they were evaluating the request . Their lawyer got in touch with my lawyer asking for a delay. Then blew through the timelines and disappeared. You have to consider that you may need to walk a long way before they settle/approve your terms. Though legal work probably will be free as for these kind of work many lawyers work on contingency. Look at a year/two at least.
    Jan 170
  • New jtjw20
    Employment falls under common law, so there is wide latitude for judges to apply judgements. Spend the $800 and talk to an employment lawyer for an hour. Listen to other advice in this thread with a healthy amount of skepticism. The lawyer should be able to tell you, after hearing the particulars of your situation, if they have seen other similar situations, and what the likely outcomes could be.
    Jan 170
  • Cisco whfnejrhe
    Are they asking you to sign any non poaching, no bad mouthing ,non compete agreement ? If yes the you can negotiate subtly drop the hint, most likely they will say “gtfo” worth the try. How much are we looking at , anyways ? As others suggested this is not a worthy hassle
    Jan 170
  • You need a lawyer and you need to determine if the company is going under. Essentially hope that your contract doesn’t contract out of common law. They owe you what they wrote on the contract otherwise they owe you what is stated in common law. Negotiate with the lawyer on contingency they might charge you money for a demand letter. If they win they will take a percentage of the winnings. Ask for a couple of consultations
    Jan 170
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    Not burning bridges is important . I have seen ppl getting layed off and coming back in months with a higher designation. Take it lightly and push for offers.
    Jan 170
  • Microsoft sexymit
    Yes. Lawyer up
    Jan 170
  • Facebook KaCt81
    Maybe silence is their negotiation strategy. Seems it might work!
    Jan 170
  • MGM Resorts BionicMan
    Are you thr only one getting laid off?
    Jan 170
  • Cellular Sales oFiD40
    Contact you states Employee rights office. In these types of cases as long and youre showing consistent follow up and emaip proof you are trying to make communication and they're ignoring it. Thats on them. Lawer up 100%
    Jan 170
  • Disney Nipha
    Does the T&C doc ask anything of you, like a promise not to sue or talk badly about your experience with your employer? If so, they want you to sign it and you do have some leverage. A letter from you stating what your request is and why you feel it’s reasonable might nudge them a little. But only if they have reason to want you to sign.
    Jan 170
  • Expedia Ytdj51
    Accept the severance and move on. You’re lucky you got anything. Unless you have some legal scenario where they have done something wrong, you have no leverage
    Jan 170
  • Airbnb QUDJ72
    Were you fired or laid off? There is a big difference.
    Jan 170

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