Non-payment of promised severance pay

My former employer promised us 2 weeks severance pay on the date of our termination (August 15, 2003). To date, this severance has not been paid. In e-mails he claims they are working on it. Do we have any recourse?

2 answers  |  asked Nov 10, 2003 11:09 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (2)

Margaret A. Harris
In writing?

If the promise is in writing, you may be able to get the Texas Workforce Commission to help you on the collection. Call them and ask for their assistance.

posted by Margaret A. Harris  |  Nov 10, 2003 3:27 PM [EST]
Trey Henderson

if the promise can be construed as a contract, you can sue for breach of contract. It is also possible there may be an ERISA claim as well. I suggest seeking a local attorney to assist you.

posted by Trey Henderson  |  Nov 10, 2003 12:43 PM [EST]

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