I had a job where the probation period was 6 months. I was terminated just after 4 months. There were never any issues brought to my attention and nothing that went terribly wrong. The only explanation I got was "not a good fit", which I actually sort of agree with.
The company wants me to sign a general release agreement. It basically says I wont bring legal action against them, and that the agreement itself is confidential. They gave me a deadline to return the signed form and are trying to make it sound like I have to sign it.
They also gave me another document stating that I was terminated without cause and will be receiving a severance pay. Since I was still in my probation I think they didn’t have to do this. I’m not clear if this "severance agreement" is contingent on me signing the general release.
Should I ask HR if it is? Should I ask HR if they can clarify if there were any specific incidences or complaints that affected their decision to terminate me?