You've just been notified of your last day of employment. Your supervisor hands you a severance agreement and release and your mind is flooded with questions. How can this happen? Can they do that? Unfortunately, if you are an employee at will your employer can terminate you at any time, without notice and with or without severance.
After the shock, here are a few things you should consider when reviewing a severance agreement and managing the transition from one company to your next opportunity.