Cypress, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: Severance

I was laid off. My last day is at end of week. I have just now received separation papers. They indicate that once I receive job offer my severance will stop. Not a job, but a job offer. When I was notified that I was being let go, all the letter stated was that as long as I remained with the company til last day, I was eligible for my severance package. I have declined offers because I could not start sooner than last day so that I could receive my severance. How is this legal?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Adam Kielich
Adam Kielich
  • Bedford, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The first question that comes to mind is how your employer/former employer would know that you have received a job offer unless it comes from that company or an affiliated company. My suggestion is that you talk to an employment lawyer in your area about the terms of the severance plan and what it may require of you.

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