Q: Employment lay off after paid relocation a month earlier
I am curious if there is any recourse for uprooting my life then being laid off due to restructuring. I was rushed to move and employed for a month before being laid off. I was offered two months severance and didn’t sign as it doesn’t cover my expenses or having to relocate again. Per relocation contract I was under the assumption I would have employment for two years.
A: There might be some recourse for you, depending on the language of the relocation contract. You will want to consult an employment law attorney to review your contract
A: You did the right thing in taking time to review the severance agreement before signing. Ask an employment attorney to review the relocation contract (and the severance package) to see what recourse might be available to you. Perhaps there is some negotiation room in the severance package considering the considerable costs you undertook to relocate - a good employment attorney will help you sort that out.
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