On March 8, 2013 my employer informed me that my position as Computer Store Manager would be eliminated. This elimination would become effective July 1, 2013. This morning, I met with the HR Director to discuss my severance package. He informed me they will not be offering me any type of severance because they gave me sufficient notice of my job elimination so I could find a job elsewhere. Do I have any legal recourse?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Your employer has no obligation to provide you with a severance package, absent a contractual obligation to do so or some fact not present in you question. As such, I see nothing that gives you any legal recourse against your employer.
CA employers are not legally required to provide severance pay unless there is a contract providing severance pay or if the company has a policy or precedent of paying severance pay to other workers in the same or similar category as you.