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A lucrative severance agreement offered to an employee typically as an inducement to resign or retire.
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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) informal a sum of money, usually large, given to an employee, either on retirement in recognition of long or excellent service or as compensation for loss of employment
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a special incentive, as generous severance pay, offered as an inducement to elect early retirement.
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|Noun||1.||golden handshake - a lucrative severance agreement offered to an employee (usually as an incentive to retire)|
severance agreement - an agreement on the terms on which an employee will leave
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