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Asked on: 2/26/09, 11:33 am

Termination

I was hired to replace a legal secretary who took another position within the firm. When she received a poor evaluation, this secretary contacted her former boss (my boss) and requested her old job back. I am now being let go although after 8 months although there have been no complaints, criticisms or anything in my file for cause. He is a senior partner with high billables. I am 54 years old. Virginia is an ''at will'' state. Am I entitled to a severance? What legal recourse do I have?

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Answered on: 2/26/09, 11:41 am by Cary Moseley

Re: Termination

Unfortunately, Virginia workers are not automatically entitled to a severance and have very little to no recourse. You should consult an attorney, however, if you believe you have legitimate claims for some sort of discrimination.


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Answered on: 2/26/09, 11:50 am by Ruth Emily Kochard

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You would have no right to severance pay unless there was an employment agreement providing for this compensation.


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