Atlanta, GA asked in Employment Law for Georgia

Q: How do I go about getting some terms clarified in a separation agreement from my previous employer? I was recently fired

There are terms in the agreement that are vague. For future employment, terms like affiliates and related entities in the future concern me. My previous employer is a company that takes referrals from other doctors. I'm concerned that if I sign it, I won't be able to find another job in my field or area. I have 21 days to sign it because I fall under Older Workers Benefit Protection Act. I'm not sure if I should get a lawyer because they are not offering me much money. Also, there are more than 20 employees and they said I can't get COBRA coverage, just Georgia Continuation Coverage. I was told I was fired because Georgia is an "at-will" state. Is it worth contacting an attorney?

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A: If you have questions or concerns about signing the agreement you've been given, then you should contact a Georgia employment attorney to review your contract and discuss the circumstances of your separation. It's important to understand your rights and responsibilities prior to deciding whether to sign a separation agreement that may have an impact on future employment.

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