COO eliminates the Severance Benefit 3 days before it's due

On 7/10/01, it was announced that my last day is on 8/10/01. There were also emails and verbal commitments that a 2 week per year of service will be paid out for our severance package. On 8/7/01, our COO changed the Severance package and said that they are eliminating all severance benefits entirely effective immediately. Do I have a legal ground to sue the company? Are they in violation of any law in California?

1 answer  |  asked Aug 8, 2001 02:49 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Harvey Berger
Severance

You may have a very viable contract claim, because you can argue you relied on the severance package to stay until early Aug. Reliance triggers a contractual right.
Depending on how much money is at stake, we would consider representing you.

posted by Harvey Berger  |  Aug 9, 2001 7:59 PM [EST]

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