Severance pay, yay or nay?
December 5, 2012 9:18 PM Subscribe
Should I ask for severance pay in California?
I was laid off/fired from my job last Thursday. I had been on a performance plan for about three months and was finally let go. I think that my manager and his manager were completely unfair, but it was ultimately a bad fit for me and leaving gives me a sense of relief.
I wasn't offered severance pay, but the HR person did not have my final check ready during the firing meeting - it was over nighted to me. A few people I've talked to asked me if I got severance pay. I hadn't asked for it and they didn't offer it and I'm wondering if I'm eligible or if it's customary in cases like this. It looks like there are a few special conditions for people over 40, which I am, but I'm not sure what, if anything, is appropriate in this case.