Retirement benefits in Hiring, Firing, and Discrimination Posted August 14 · Report reply 23 minutes ago, BPONB said: Reviewing any documents issued for what? What am I looking for? Plan documents. Memos. Correspondence. Anything that might make your benefits a contractual obligation of the employer. You might also talk to an attorney who specializes in ERISA, the federal law regarding retirement plans. Seems to me that there must be something that protects you from losing benefits that you have already acquired. I could be wrong.