My attorney made counteroffer to original severance package;does co. have to respond?

I was terminated after working many years for company. I sought legal advise; attorney sent letter within the 21 required due date stating that I wish to make amendments to the original severance package offered. Does company have to respond back to me; what is the next step?

2 answers  |  asked Aug 11, 2013 01:17 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Alfred Roush
Your former company is not required to respond to the counteroffer made by your attorney. If they fail to respond, the next likely step would be to discuss accepting their original offer, or decline the offer and discuss further pursuing any legal claim you may have against the company. Any other assistance, check out our website at

posted by Alfred Roush  |  Aug 14, 2013 12:36 PM [EST]
Arthur Schofield
You should be asking your lawyer this question. An employer is not required to respond to the letter and you should have been told that the severance being offered can be retracted. Seldom, if ever, have I seen that step taken, but it is possible as the offer is not binding on either party until accepted and finalized. Hope this assists you.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Aug 12, 2013 07:09 AM [EST]

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