Adrian, MI asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Michigan

Q: Is the severance offer fair and should I sign it under the circumstances of my release after 12 yrs employment.

It is not in line with another employees that I asked confidentially. They received one week for every year of service. I was only offered 4 for 12 years. There are many circumstances leading up to the company saying they accepted a resignation, I never gave and I repeatedly told them that. Defamation of my good name leading to the un-trust of my boss and management, changing my schedule, spiraling into an illness. The use of medical information in a performance review by my supervisor that all led to me being put on a performance improvement plan.

Blatant, un-investigated lies told by disgruntled (also violent) employees, repeated by HR that are defamation, changing my entire life and career. Financial setbacks caused when an FMLA approved illness was because STD denied saying it was work related. I wasn't paid anything from July 10 until August 24 (1st pay from STD). The company did not help in anyway. I am losing my home, now seeking other employment because I have to move.

1 Lawyer Answer
Marlo Bruch
Marlo Bruch
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I recommend that you contact an employment attorney in your area to go over the agreement before you sign. This forum is too general to give an appropriate response.

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