RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -dot- Brierley -at- Jenzabar -dot- Net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 16:44:23 -0400

If you signed such an agreement, then you are bound by it. It is up to you
to decline to sign if you think it unfair that your employer or potential
employer is not similarly bound. However, I'm not sure it would be worth
your employer paying a lawyer to pursue the issue, and I am curious what the
stated penalty of breaking those terms is . . ..

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maggie Secara [SMTP:maggiros2 -at- home -dot- com]
> Yep, it's legal. California has the same deal. They don't have to give
> you
> notice and they don't need to state a reason why you are being let go.
> The last
> time I signed one of these, it also stated I still had to give 2 weeks
> notice,
> although I suspect that was whistling in the dark. If they don't have to
> give
> me notice or a reason, then I don't have to give them any either, or
> justify my
> leaving. It is not, however, really designed in the worker's best
> interests.

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