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If I sign a release in exchange for receiving post-employment benefits, do I waive my right to sue my former employer?

Almost certainly yes. New York's courts have upheld broadly worded releases, particularly when the employee is receiving a benefit - such as severance payments - in exchange for signing the release. For additional information on this issue, please see "Ex-Associate Waived Breach of Employment Contract Claim, Says NY Firm."