Los Angeles, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: can your company force you to sign a waiver at your retirement that absolves them of their past crimes against you?

I'm retiring, and my employer is forcing me to sign a waiver absolving them of any culpability for illegal things against me that happened in the past, even if I have no knowledge or proof of those things?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
Answered
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Interesting. Ordinarily I would say no, but the fact that they are doing this makes me wonder the circumstances. Suggest that you have a consultation with a local employment law attorney to go over the particulars with you. There may be something else in the particulars that is not stated herein.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I would not sign any waiver unless they Provide in writing what crimes are they talking about. Best of luck.

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
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  • Westminster, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You cannot be asked to waive any crimes.

You can be paid money in exchange for a general release of all civil claims you might have against the company. Such a waiver must be supported by a payment of money or other value that is more than what the company already owes you.

It would be wise for you to seek a consultation with an attorney to go over the terms of this agreement and to determine if you have any claims more valuable that is being offered to you.

Good luck to you.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sounds a little fishy and too hard to answer without more info. As suggested - I would sit down with and employment law attorney and have them read it over for you and then advise..

William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: How are you "forced" to sign? If you don't want to sign, then don't sign. You are retiring.

What are they going to do? Fire you from a job you no longer want? If they are offering you something in exchange for your Waiver, and you think it's a fair deal, then sign it. Better yet, have an attorney review it and advise you. We don't know what you are signing away.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO NEEDED.

CONTACT AN EMPLOYMENT LAWYER IN YOUR AREA ASAP AND BEFORE YOU SIGN ANYTHING.

I DON'T BELIEVE YOU CAN BE REQUIRED TO WAIVE ANY CRIMES........

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