I was terminated from my employment. We have a servance package that includes 4 weeks pay for every year worked.

I worked there 7 1/2 years.

Am I entitled to still receive my servance package when no mention of termination was in our servance package?

Thank you

1 answer  |  asked Jul 18, 2003 9:48 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Richard J. Vaznaugh

The law does not require employers to provide severance. Nevertheless if they made firm promises of severance pay that can be enforceable. So, the question is one of contract -- what did they offer as part of your employment package either in the plan itself or in any provable oral or written changes. It seems unusual to me that the severance package would not apply to terminations -- typically that is the whole point. Anyway, sounds like it is potentially a fair amount of money (30 weeks of pay?) so you might want to have the issue reviewed by an employment lawyer experienced with representation of employees.

posted by Richard J. Vaznaugh  |  Jul 20, 2003 8:32 PM [EST]

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