San Francisco, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: I have been given a separation agreement with terminology that seems contradictory. How would a court interpret?

I have been given a separation agreement with the following terminology: All applicable insurance benefit coverages will end on the separation date, provided that if employee is currently covered by a medical, dental or vision plan provided by company, employees benefits under such plan will terminate on the last day of the month in which the separation date falls.

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

A: Excellent question, and one which a local employment law attorney will answer for you after they can review the entire agreement, but you will have to pay a fee for the service. Cannot give an opinion about it with what you put online because there are undefined terms, such as "separation date" and there are laws such as COBRA, that apply to continuation coverage of these benefits for 18 months after termination.

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