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 I was hired as a secretary in my workplace 15 years ago. Now I have a new boss and she's made changes and long
story short, she wants me to be the receptionist as well as the secretary, but as I am quite shy, I am not your ideal receptionist and now she wants to fire me. We are not well off and that's ...


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Murgo
Do I have to pay back a relocation allowance to my employer even though it is not in my contract?
I joined a new company about a year ago and they paid me a "relocation allowance". This was primarily to cover an existing clawback/debt from my previous employer. They called it a "relocation allowance" in order to claim a tax deduction.

They gave me an "offer letter" which stated that I would be paid a "relocation allowance" and said I would have to pay it back if I left them before being promoted. I did not sign this letter. I only signed an employment contract which does not mention the "relocation allowance".

Do I have to pay this amount back on the strength of the offer letter?



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Big Bear
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Yes. If it's in the offer letter. That's where it is considered legal and a binding agreement. You took the job after all.

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Emily Dew
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You probably should get the advice of a lawyer here considering that they undoubtedly have lawyers on the payroll just waiting for something to do. Regardless, refusing to pay it, playing the "I never signed that" card or threatening them with legal action is not a good way to start a successful career with an employer. You might want to think of this in terms of winning the battle vs. losing the war. Perhaps you can offer to pay half. If they insist on the whole thing being paid back, your options are to 1) pay it, 2) seek legal action or 3) find a new job.

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Princess Leia
Does the employment contract state that the letter they sent re: relocation allowance is part of the contract? I find it hard to believe that they would simply write that off, especially since it was used to pay a debt YOU had from your prior employer.

I agree with the first poster that you have several options: (1) pay the entire amount back [try making a payment plan]; (2) negotiate to pay a lesser amount; (3) or hire an attorney. You need to realize, though, that attorneys are not cheap and if you sue and lose, your employment contract may state that you are responsible for the employer's attorneys' fees (many do).

You also need to realize that you will be blackballed by this company and if it's large and/or influential, it can probably have you blackballed in the industry as well.

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