To obtain consideration for the leave, the severance pay must be a benefit to the worker to which the worker is not already entitled. Any amount of money to which the worker is entitled, for example. B the worker`s last paycheque, or the accumulated or unused leave that goes to the outgoing employee, does not constitute consideration for the leave. In the absence of a valid consideration, the exemption from duties is ineffective, although the worker signs the severance pay agreement. .