Relocation Bonus repayment

I was working for a company in PA and they provided me with a relocation allowance. However, I left this job in three weeks due to personal issues. Now, they want me to return the relocation allowance but nothing about repayment was mentioned in my contract. What should I do? Please help!

1 answer  |  asked Jun 30, 2018 12:08 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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Scott Leah
If your employment contract was silent as to any repayment obligations, and there is no separate relocation agreement that provides for repayment, then your employer will have a hard time getting the money back from you. They would perhaps have to prove some oral agreement or understanding with you.

That said, it is hard to justify your keeping a relocation allowance that they gave you when you voluntarily left the job so early. Seems the right thing to do would be to repay them, although you may not be legally required to do so.

posted by Scott Leah  |  Jul 2, 2018 05:08 AM [EST]  [ Best Answer - selected by asker ]

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