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When you are terminated, laid off, or leave your employment, your employer may ask you to sign a severance agreement. Severance agreements generally provide an employee with additional compensation in exchange for signing an agreement releasing any and all legal claims relating to his or her employment. You are not required to sign a severance agreement. In fact, if you believe you have legal claims against your employer, you should not sign a severance agreement without contacting an employment lawyer. Consult Andrew Kimble to ensure you are not signing away your rights. Keep in mind that your employer will normally set a deadline by which you must accept or decline the severance package.