I'm in California. My company decided to move their home office from California to another state. I was offered a position there but declined as I did not want to relocate. I was offered a severance package of 3 months and an agreement to stay on during the transition for an agreed upon time. I'm an employee in very good standing.
During this time, my end date was again extended and I again agreed to stay.
I was asked to extend my employment once again (third time) and was now offered an incentive to do so. Also, I was offered a work from home position for my last few months. I accepted the offer and assumed that I was on the original severance package. However, two months later, I received a new separation agreement for the latest extension. In this new agreement, I am moved out of the regular severance agreement to a 'separation' agreement in which there is a 'no rehire' clause and I can no longer apply for a position at this company in the future.
Had I known this up front, I would have taken my original severance and walked away. Now, I must sign this agreement in order to collect my severance and I just feel like I've been swindled.