EEOC Insights Into Severance Agreements

Law360, New York (October 8, 2009, 3:10 PM EDT) -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a Q&A entitled, “Understanding Waivers of Discrimination Claims in Employee Severance Agreements.”

Although the Q&A is designed to answer employee questions about severance agreements, it is a good primer for employers on the requirements for a legally compliant severance agreement.

One of the most important points made by the Q&A is the reminder that the validity of a severance agreement will be determined from the point of view of the employee, not the employer.

The question the courts will...
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