Is offer from company considered "comparable employment"

I relocated from CA to take on a senior level position. They offered a lump sum for relocation that has to be paid back if I leave company in 2 years. My senior level position was recently eliminated and I am being offered 2 month severance package. In the contract, it says I won't have to pay back the relocation unless they offer me comparable employment. My current position is comp plan of 200k and company has offered me less senior role at 140k. I am not going to take it. Would this be considered "comparable employment" even though it is less senior role and significantly less salary. Thanks for your advice

1 answer  |  asked May 31, 2013 8:28 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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Patricia Pastor
First and foremost, it is important to point out that it is not very effective to respond to a question regarding an employment contract without directly reviewing the contract. Having said that, in my opinion a position offering $60,000 less is not "comparable employment." But much depends on the details of the position and the language of the contract.

posted by Patricia Pastor  |  May 31, 2013 9:53 PM [EST]

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