Am I Entitled to Severance Pay?
Unless you are terminated “for cause” which is regarded as the “capital punishment” of employment law, you are entitled to a severance package. Even if your employer alleges that there was cause to terminate your employment without a severance, rarely is the high standard required to back this position up met. In other words, you may still be entitled to a severance despite your employer saying there was cause to terminate.
Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour lawyers have handled thousands of severance packages matters in and out of the courtroom, and we have a well-deserved reputation of knowing what it takes to get the job done right. Don’t leave your employment termination case to chance. Consult with a lawyer with exceptional experience at Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour Lawyers.
Termination for cause is where your employer alleges that you have screwed up so significantly that you have effectively “repudiated” your employment agreement. In many cases, it happens after a period of progressive discipline or following the unsuccessful completion of a performance improvement plan.
There are numerous labels for a severance package including termination or pay in lieu of notice, severance, severance package, exit strategy, layoff package or simply a “package”. If you have been dismissed without cause, you will usually be provided with a written termination letter setting out a proposal that the employer is prepared to pay, in exchange for a signed release.
Alternatively, your employer may take the position that there is an enforceable severance provision in your contract of employment that limits your entitlement. The good news is that often times these contractual severance provisions are not enforceable and we are skilled in finding ways to set them aside.
We have represented countless clients whose employers did not offer fair severance packages. In many of these cases, employers offered a less than a reasonable amount based on the assumption that many of their employees will just accept whatever they are offered – happy to get anything at all. Don’t become one of these statistics. Call Whitten & Lublin’s Lawyers and let us help you get the severance you are entitled to.
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