Last August my controller told us that the company is closing on April of 2016. He told me that if ever I find A job before April he's still going to give me my severance pay, trusting what he said I didn't ask for writings. Now I found a new job and he's

Promise to give me my severance pay even if I find a job before the april2016 closing.

1 answer  |  asked Apr 19, 2016 4:28 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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V Jonas Urba
Did you detrimentally rely on his promise?

For example, you kept working for this employer although you were offered a higher or even a similar paying job with a new employer banking on the fact that if you stayed through the end with this employer your severance would be waiting?

You passed up the new job and it no longer exists.

How will you prove damages? No employer is required to provide severance unless required by contract. What did you give up or lose by waiting until now to find a new employer?

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  Apr 20, 2016 04:40 AM [EST]

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