Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that you're expecting to be fired.
If you don't have a contract, there's unfortunately not much you can do. Employment is at will, and an employee can be terminated at any time. You can file for unemployment since you did not do anything wrong. You're also allowed to ask for severance, but there's nothing in the law that would make them provide it in this situation.
There are two ways. One is when it's in a contract, which wouldn't apply. The other is, if an employer is concerned that an employee might try to sue, they can over to pay them a certain amount of money in order to avoid a lawsuit. There's usually a written settlement that goes along with the payment.
Do you have any other questions about this?