Am I entitled to severance.

On Monday I was "asked" by my VP at a local hospital not to finish out the last 4 days of my emplopyment as Director of The Emergency Department and ICU because it was causing to much turmoil among the staff. I had given my notice on December 21st that I would be leaving on Jan. 11th. This hospital has a sverance plan, am I entitled to the 4 days pay that I lost? I have worked there for 10 years.

1 answer  |  asked Jan 9, 2002 07:21 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Answers (1)

David M. Lira
Fired with 4 Days Left

Employers don't have an obligation to pay severance, but your query said something very significant. Your said your employer has a "severance plan." If the plan is something formalized, it might be covered by ERISA. Whether you are entitled to severance would depend on what the plan says. Get a copy of the summary plan description for this severance program. But that would be only a starting point in answering your questions.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Jan 9, 2002 12:55 PM [EST]

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