How to handle a settlement breach in ADA case?

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How to handle a settlement breach in ADA case?

I reached a settlement with my former employer in an ADA case. Part of the settlement is W-2 compensation. I was asked for a W4 which I provided, and yet the check which has my new address, has large unexplained withholdings. I ask my attorney to dispute the check, they cashed theirs and claimed this was a tax issue. I called the office of the Magistrate Judge, but they won’t speak without both parties present. What options do I have to address this issue? The settlement agreement stipulates only Fed, State, Local and Social Security could be withheld. I am at a loss on how to proceed?

Asked on June 15, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

Jonathan Pollard / Pollard LLC

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You need to contact your attorney and ask them if they can look into this.  Your attorney should be able to contact the former employer and request a more detailed breakdown of the payment and the withholdings.  All this will take on your attorney's part is a simple letter-- It shouldn't pose that much of a problem.


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