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Legal Workviews Trapped by Releases

July 27, 2007
Related Topics: Miscellaneous Legal Issues, Discrimination and EEOC Compliance, Termination, Featured Article
It's been routine to obtain releases from laid-off employees who waive their rights to sue in return for severance pay or benefits. But recent actions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suggest that the practice could be fraught with risks even for companies with stellar diversity programs and positive EEO track records.
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