Do I have to sign an at-will agreement if my employer promised job security?
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If you quit a job based on promises of job security, don't agree that you are employed at will.
I was recruited for a CFO position in a neighboring state. After several interviews and some negotiations, they offered me the position, and I accepted it. We agreed that I would be hired for an initial term of two years, during which I could be fired only for good cause or if the company is sold. After two years, there were no guarantees. We discussed this and reached an agreement by email.
I gave notice at my job and put my house on the market. A week before I was supposed to start the new job, I received a package of documents to sign by mail. There was no sign of my employment contract, but the package included an agreement that I will work at will! This contradicts my agreement. The HR Director assured me that they just need to have a signed copy in everyone's file, but this sounds fishy to me. Should I sign it?