Bonus contract dispute

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In the interest of time, I will keep the details as simple as possible. I signed a “Retention Bonus” contract with a government contractor and believe that I fulfilled the terms of the contract. At the time of my departure, I signed paperwork that did not indicate that anything was owed to them at the time of my departure from that company. Several months after leaving, I received a bill in the mail, attempting to recover the retention bonus. I asked the company for proof that I still owed them and to address y concerns that I signed separation paperwork saying that I owed them nothing further. They refused to address these concerns, instead sending an official letter demanding payment. Additionally, they contacted my current employer to attempt to recover the funds. While I understand that contacting my current employer may have been illegal were they classified as a “debt collector” but since they are likely not, do I have any protection in this case from them contacting my current employer? They clearly meant to cause personal harm through this contact. I never refused to pay back the money, I only asked for evidence that I still owed it. The amount is $10,000, so I am trying to assess if it is worth hiring an attorney to attempt to resolve this situation. Thank you!

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Asked on July 27, 2020 5:57 am
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$10,000 is a lot of money. Based on your facts, I suspect that having an attorney respond to the demand, essentially telling them to pound sand and also providing some reasons why the money is not owed will help to get this resolved quickly.
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Answered on July 27, 2020 7:34 am