Question: I was hired as the CEO Assistant and he was asked to resign and now I do not have a secure position with the company. I left a job after 16years to take this position. On my last day of work they called me and told me the CEO will no longer be employed which now they having me just sit and do nothing. Can I be entitled to severance package so I can start looking for work????
State/Country relating to question: California
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.I'm sorry to hear about your situation and hope I can help.Unfortunately, California employers are not legally required to offer severance packages to at-will employees, regardless of the circumstances of their employment.That said, depending on your time with the company, and the circumstances, many employers will offer some severance (normally 2 weeks, but sometimes a bit more) in exchange for you signing a release agreement, releasing any claims that you may have against the employer.I wish I had better news to give you, but I hope you appreciate a direct and honest answer to your question.
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