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Yet some employees received some while others didn't. Is this legal?
Unless an employee is under a written employment contract that mandates a severance payment in the event of a separation, then severance is an entirely voluntary payment on the part of the employer. No state law mandates severance payments in TX. So yes, it would be legal for some employees to receive severance while some didn't.
The exception would be if there was an established policy that the employer wasn't following or if they were being illegally discriminatory (i.e. only while males get a severance) in determining who received a severance.
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