Hello again and thank you for the additional information. It is very likely that you will be totally unaffected by this takeover, at least in terms of retention
because of this status with your former employer. I say that because generally speaking this would apply to where you worked before, and not to where you are already working when a company takes over in a buyout. There is no reason to believe that you will even be on their radar at all since it has been 12 years and your personnel records where you currently work will not be merged with your old personnel records where you worked before. So, you really do not want to bring attention to yourself by mentioning this to anyone. It will only create an issue where none exists.
All that said, NC, like most states is an employment "at will
" state. So, an employer is always free to terminate an employee for any, or no, reason and with no notice or warning unless the termination would violate an employment contract
, company policy, or employment discrimination
law. So, right now you could be let go for any arbitrary reason unless your company provides you with more protection. But this other issue doesn't raise you likelihood of being let go as long as you are a good employee and have had no trouble with your current employer.
Please let me know if you have any related follow up questions. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.