Am I allowed to keep my severance package even though I get another position in the same company?

Got the call from HR that my current role is being eleminated. Not based on performance. I was offered a serverance package and allowed to look for other positions in the same company. Question is am I allowed to keep my severance package even though I get another position in the same company? I read the serverance package and doesn't say anything about forfeiting the severance package if I were to obtain another job in the same company.

1 answer  |  asked Dec 5, 2020 7:38 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

V Jonas Urba
The answer to your question depends on what the severance agreement states.

Many severance agreements prohibit working for the same employer. Others require advance notice before accepting a position with any affiliated company. Some have language which state that severance ends the minute an employee returns to work.

You should pay an employment attorney a flat fee to review your agreement if you are denied the severance pay or the job.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Dec 6, 2020 6:54 PM [EST]

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