Notifications of employees in-scope for the RAE (Resource adjustment Exercise) were sent via email on Thursday. Many females relative to males are a included in of this exercise. CVX intends to pay out for 60 days as if employees are still workers on payroll but the employee technically no longer has a job at Chevron. After that a severance might be offered. Once an employee sign the severance, the right to sue for discrimination is gone. Contact an attorney before you sign any severance. The majority in RAE are female.
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In 2016 when I was laid off, they sent me the waiver documents to sign in order to receive a severance package that was being offered to everyone. I consulted with an attorney in Houston whose firm had a good track record of winning settlements against Chevron for many years. I refused to sign the so-called waiver and had my attorney do all the talking for me. Long story short, within a year of parting ways with Chevron, I got my severance money, which was a net settlement equal to three times the one year check they expected me to initially accept. Chevron paid my legal expenses, but I conceded to signing a confidentiality agreement to not disclose the name of my attorney, the law firm or the finer points or arguments of the case for a period of 7 years from the settlement date. The point I’m trying to make is that suing the company over the terms stated in their severance agreement is possible and you will likely prevail in getting a better deal.
This is not about male or female! Why OP highlights that fact that it is majority female?
They will include an age variance in your severance and it says you can not sue them. The EEOC said you can not take away the only remedy for such discrimination....age, race, gender.....You can sue.....sign it it's meaningless.
Signing the severance papers Chevron will give you is pretty air-tight in their favor. It even makes you state (by signing it) that you do so freely and not under duress. It even recommends you yo seek legal advice on what you are about to sign. Chevron gives you 6 weeks to seek legal guidance before signing it. So, if you think you want to spend money with an attorney on a case that will be tied up in the courts for a very long time, go for it. While you wait for a settlement or a jury verdict, you won't have access to COBRA medical coverage, you won't be able to get rolling on your pension, and you will not be able to get your unemployment benefits without a strong protest from the company. In other words, the deck is stacked against you. Sorry to the bearer of bad news.
Most good labor attorneys will tell you the contract is meaningless. Sign anyway, get your severance, and have at them.
over 40, whether male or female is a protected class
I have a case. But I'm keeping details confidential. Severance doesn't pay much in my case and not worth giving up the right to of tell Chevron FU.
Not saying I expect any of you wil be successful, but over 55 is also a protected class.
the 60 days pay are to comply with the WARN ACT.
I already started taking to one.
Well if you're BU is experiencing high volumes of age discrimination then your BU should organize but the problem at SJV are females being let go; that's gender discrimination.
Does anyone really think they have a case to sue? I think it's a waste of time unless you have a really strong case.
So what if the majority getting the axe in SJVBU are females? The clear majority of employees being laid off in other Business Units are over 55 years of age. There is a law on the books for age discrimination. Of course, the severance papers Chevron expects you to sign mentions it by name. Once signed, you cannot sue Chevron for anything.