Laid off with very short notification notice

I am being laid off with 4 days notification due to economic reasons. I am a senior developer that has been with the company for over five years. They are not going by seniority but by the amount of money I make. Many others are staying with only 1-2 years experience and employment with the company. Shouldn't they be required to give me more time to find a job since they require at least 2 weeks notification to leave on your own?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 29, 2002 1:31 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
Seniority and Notice of Lay Off

The basic rule in New York is that you can be terminated at any time, for any reason. You are not entitled to any advance warning.

There is an exception to this general rule under a federal law called the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). But WARN generally applies only to employers with 100 or more employees, and to lay-offs involving 50 or more employees at a single facility.

If WARN applies, you are entitled to 60 days advance notice. You can sue under WARN, but what you can get is limited.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Apr 1, 2002 08:40 AM [EST]

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