Seattle, WA asked in Employment Law for Oregon

Q: can employer withhold termination paperwork until I’ve worked another month and a half.

I was told verbally that I was to be terminated and this was confirmed by email from HR. Further HR email says their understanding is they won’t supply termination paperwork until I’ve worked another month and a half. I’m fairly certain this is because they haven’t hired anyone to replace me yet. Is this legal? Seems a little like blackmail

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Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Other than COBRA and benefits related documents, they do not have to provide you any sort of termination paperwork, assuming this is a private, non-union job. And any paperwork they would be required to do, such as COBRA, is at the time of your last day or later.

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