Thread regarding Hitachi Vantara layoffs

Be careful before you agree to be laid-off

I was fired (wrongfully). I refused to sign the papers until I had a chance to check them very carefully. If I had signed the papers, I would have given up every legal right I had in regard to that company, but the wording was so complex and used so many obscure words that it took a lawyer to actually explain it to me, and his interpretation was definitely not how the company representatives had explained it. As I had a strong case to go to EEOC with, signing those papers would have screwed me. Bottom line, don't sign the papers unless you totally understand and accept what's in them. Don't accept the company's explanation of parts you don't understand. If need be, consult some kind of legal help.

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2 weeks for every year for me as well. They kept us on the payroll for 2 months, then shared the severance agreement and gave us 45 days to sign it. In that round they maxed everyone at 6 months but I've heard that has not been the case for everyone. We also got a couple of months of cobra reimbursement thrown in.

I did not have legal counsel review it because I was very much done with Hitachi at that point and happy to get paid to leave. I'm very glad to have moved on and recommend to others not to wait YEARS hoping for a severance. Just get the heck out if you are unhappy.

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Post ID: @dbxs+1eEOV6uM

Yes. Two weeks for every year worked. I got thirty days to sign the papers. Once you sign, you forfeit your rights to sue.

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Post ID: @dvgq+1eEOV6uM

Was there severance? How much? And do you have to sign the papers to receive the severance?

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Post ID: @cdum+1eEOV6uM

The compensation plans are written the same way. Never in clarity. Always in a way that is "what does this mean? Why is this so vague?

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