Severence package signed/bankruptcy possible

I was laid off and I signed my severence package agreement, but the company may be filing for bankruptcy. If I have signed a contract, will they still be obligated to the severence payments even though they are claiming bankruptcy?

1 answer  |  asked Jul 18, 2002 12:37 PM [EST]  |  applies to Minnesota

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Bill Egan

It depends on the kind of Bankruptcy and the amount of the compnay's debt. If they do file for Bankruptcy, you will be permitted to make a claim and the bankruptcy trustee will treat you like other creditors with unliquidtaed claims. Call a Bankrupcty specialist to determine if you have or can get priority over other creditors.

posted by Bill Egan  |  Jul 31, 2002 5:57 PM [EST]

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