Severance pay after declining relocation of current job?

There is a good possibility that my employer (a major regional bank) will close our local office in a reorganization and ask me to relocate my current job to a bank office in another state. I do not have an employment contract.
If I do not want to move and decline the relocation offer, will I still be eligible to receive severance pay? In other words, if I decline the move, will my employment termination be considered a "layoff", or be construed as voluntary termination (i.e. quitting)?
Thank you.

1 answer  |  asked Jul 22, 2008 10:36 PM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

Answers (1)

Reagan Weaver
severance question

You need to ask your HR office. If there is a basis to question the legality of what you are told, you need to obtain a consultation with a lawyer and give him/her all the facts.

posted by Reagan Weaver  |  Jul 23, 2008 10:02 AM [EST]

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