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Ritu Anand of GE India sent me the below questions concerning my October 28, 2007, post concerning severance and separation agreements.
Thanks for throwing light on this subject! However, I have a few doubts and would appreciate if You could help resolve them:
1. What is the guarantee that the exiting employee would not reveal the secrets/sue the firm even after signing the severance agreement/taking the money ?
2. is this a common practice in US/other parts of the world?
3. If this is a common practice with the organizations in the US , most of the companies would end up busting their HR budgets by paying severance to the exiting employees and all working population must be aware of this .. your views ..
GE – India
My response to Ritu follows:
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