laid off prior to plant closing, do I get severance pay

I have a question. I know there is no guidelines on Severance pay. But our plant-- Techneglas just closed. We had a contract, which states we will get severance pay.
My question is: Is employees who were laid off or recently laid off entitled to severance pay? There was a lay off less than three months prior to announced plant closing.

1 answer  |  asked Sep 10, 2004 10:22 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (1)

Christopher Ezold
Your contract likely controls

Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law apply, unless otherwise specified.

That being said, it is likely that your contract controls whether you receive severance pay. While there is no independent legal right to severance pay, your contract may obligate your employer to provide you with severance pay. However, without reading the contract, I cannot give you a reliable opinion.

If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact me at the below address(es) or number.

/Christopher E. Ezold/
Nancy O'Mara Ezold, P.C.
401 City Line Avenue,
Suite 904
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 660-5585

posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Sep 10, 2004 10:30 AM [EST]

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