Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
Hello and welcome. I am very sorry to hear you were let go. What is your question about this situation, exactly? I very much look forward to helping you on this matter.
Employers have no legal obligation to pay severance. Usually, severance is offered when there is some perceived legal exposure, and in those cases it is offered in exchange for a wavier of legal claims. The problem is that termination under the circumstances you describe does not implicate any violation of the law. Employment in the state of Kansas is "at will" absent an express agreement to the contrary, and at will employment can be terminated for any reason not amounting to discrimination on the basis of a legally protected trait (race, religion, gender, etc.) or retaliation for engaging in certain forms of legally protected conduct (filing a wage claim, taking FMLA leave, etc.). It doesn't matter whether the basis for termination is fair, reasonable or even true.
So, you could certainly ask for severance. However, you just want to be mindful that you are not really operating from a position of legal leverage.
If I can clarify anything at all for you, please do not hesitate to ask. It is my pleasure to assist you further if necessary....