severance packages, employment law, ADEA, Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Former employees can maintain claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) without first repaying the consideration received for an invalid release of claims. The Supreme Court's pronouncement, Oubre v. Entergy Operations, Inc., 1988 U.S. Lexis 646 (Jan. 26, 1998), may change the way many employers negotiate and execute severance packages and settlements with terminated employees.
Susan J. Becker, ADEA Claimant Can Retain Severance Payments and Sue Former Employer, 23 Litigation News no. 3 (March 1998) at p. 1