In my experience, one doesn't request severance
by are-see-ess (2013-07-24 10:04:23)
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  In reply to: HR and/or employment attorney's: (help please)  posted by Irish72

My previous employer had an ongoing RIF event over the past 6 years. Severance was only changed during the new benefits roll-out, and everyone who was actually laid off, not fired, received it, as long as they signed paperwork that prevented them from suing the company.

Part of the severance time was a mandatory multi-week waiting period that was required by law when laying off a high number of employees. We typically rec'd 2 weeks per year, with 60 days of that spent in-company doing nothing but looking for internal/external work.


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