A severance package is illegal when that agreement violates current employment and labor law provisions or regulations. This is typical in situations where an employer requests that you accept compensation that falls out of lawful expectations, the agreement is considered null and void as a result.
When a severance agreement is used a means of coercing you into terminating your employment, that also renders any such agreement null and void. If your employer unjustly fires you for any reason and makes you sign a severance package under duress in order to dismiss your from the organization, that package is invalid and you have the right to file a claim against your employer to collect damages.
The answer to this question depends solely on the employment situation of the individual. There are no laws in place mandating that an employer provide any employee with severance pay at the time of his or her dismissal. However, you are fully entitled to receive such compensation if it was agreed upon at the time of your employment. This is something you should cover before accepting any job offer with an organization.
If termination benefits are part of your employment compensation, then you are entitled to receive those benefits if and when your employer terminates your employment. In the event your employer decides to withhold that compensation at the time of your dismissal, you have grounds to sue your employer to receive those benefits. This can be done so long as such an arrangement was agreed upon at the time you agreed to accept a position with your employer, regardless of whether it were promised to you in writing, via corporate policy, or even as an oral agreement between you and your employer.
Severance pay is an important component of your employment with any organization. This is compensation that can be beneficial should you find yourself being dismissed from your job. If you believe you are not receiving the compensation to which you are entitled, you need a powerful attorney on your side. The severance package attorneys at the Sasooness Law Group have the experience and skill to get you the compensation you deserve. Never negotiate with your employer on your own, you are ill-equipped to get all of the benefits to which you are entitled. Protect your rights and call the Sasooness Law Group today.