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Please Release Me, Let Me Go, For I Don't Employ You Any More…Will Your Separation and Release Agreements Hold Up In Court?

Third Thursday Breakfast Briefing
September 19, 2013
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Baker Donelson Center
211 Commerce Street
First Floor Special Events Center
Nashville, Tennessee


September 19, 2013
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Program

You just successfully negotiated a separation agreement and release with a departing employee.  The document has been signed and you feel good about saving your company from having to fight a lawsuit.  Later that night, just as you are drifting off to sleep, your mind suddenly begins to race:

  • Was I supposed to restart the running of the 21-day consideration period under the OWBPA when we agreed to the employee’s request to increase the amount of severance being paid for the release agreement?
  • My boss told me to get a full release but does that include EEOC charges?
  • What if the employee does file an EEOC charge and the EEOC decides to pursue a lawsuit?  Does the separation agreement and release prevent that type of suit?
  • If the employee’s job is not going to be eliminated until a month after he signs the release and he continues to work, can the employee still sue the company for conduct that occurs during that last month of employment?

We will discuss all of these questions and much more as we explore the current state and federal legal requirements for separation and release agreements.

Continuing Education Credit:
This program is pending CLE credit approval in the state of Tennessee. This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.

Space is limited for this event. Program and breakfast are complimentary.

Events Contact

Heather Stripling
T: 205.250.8332
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