Severance pay is often granted to employees upon termination of employment. It is usually based on length of employment for which an employee is eligible upon termination. There is no legal requirement that an employer pay any employee severance pay upon termination. However, under some circumstances, employers are obligated to pay severance under severance pay laws. Severance pay is a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee's representative). Moreover, even if you're not entitled to severance pay, retaining a severance attorney may help you obtain severance pay or increase an amount already offered.
If you have any questions regarding severance pay laws, contact the professionals at the Law Offices of Michael P. Sousa by calling 858-453-6122.
If you entered in to an agreement with your employer, and that agreement included a right to receive severance pay, please call for a professional consultation and assistance in receiving your severance pay. You can reach attorney Michael P. Sousa by calling 858-453-6122.