Brandenburg, KY asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Kentucky

Q: Am I being laid off?

I put in my two weeks with my current employer. My manager told me I can work the next two weeks and then my employment will be terminated. Her boss (part owner/owners son) said I can only work the next week and then my employment with their company ends. Does that mean they laid me off? I know they are doing everything possible to avoid unemployment with their employees, so I don’t know if it counts.

I recently had a child and have been suffering with depression so I want to be home with her for the time being. One boss offered the possibility for me to go on leave. But she had to check with her boss (owners son) We currently have an employee on leave because his girlfriend broke up with him. This said employee is a company favorite and has gotten away with numerous things throughout his employment. But I was told I could not go on leave that I’d have to quit. I just want to know my rights when it comes to this.

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: If you have your two weeks notice, you are not being laid off and you cannot draw unemployment. How the last two weeks are handled is solely within the discretion of the Employer.

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