Can California Employers Require All Employees upon Separation to Execute Severance Agreements Not to Sue the Company?

While severance agreements are not required by law, employees cannot be required to execute a severance agreement as a condition of releasing their employment rights. While it is smart to use severance agreements as a tool to avoid the risk and expense of litigation, it is important to tailor severance agreements to address each employee and matter.

Lisa Sherman
California Labor & Employment Attorney