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the company I worked for (27 years) has been sold to another

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the company I worked for (27 years) has been sold to another company. If they decide to terminate me - do I still qualify for severance for those 27 years of service.

Mary Anne Baier
Stratford, Ontario
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Yes you do.

There is no reason to think you are not entitled to appropriate termination pay just because the company has been sold.

Your rights remain the same exactly.

Let me know if you need any further clarification.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'm being told that effective Jan.1,2014 - all of us will be on "THEIR" employee benefits plan and employment rules. I just needed to know my rights should they decide to terminate me at that point.

Yes I understood that.

Your rights remain the same.

The Courts have consistently held that the number of years of working for the former employer will be added to how long you work for the new employer.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

that is good to know. Thank you. The new company is American owned and has divisions located here in Canada. As long as I have the rights to my 27 years severance - I'll be happy.

Yes you will have those rights.
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