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I work for IBM and they will outsource my job to India. My…

I work for IBM...

I work for IBM and they will outsource my job to India. My severance is only 1 month as per IBM policy. I was tfd from WPP/Y&R group to IBM and as a Y&R employee had received a stock option package that included a clause to provide 6 month pay, if terminated without a cause...

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I am asking for this and not getting a response from the company... Would like to know how to proceed..

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No...just email sent from me to them...

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I am sorry to hear about this.

" I was told from WPP/Y&R group to IBM and as a Y&R employee had received a stock option package that included a clause to provide 6 month pay, if terminated without a cause..."

Was this in your contract or an employee handbook? Or, only told to you verbally?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have a document from when I received the stock options (few of them)...
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I can share this document if you like...

No that is okay. So the document promises you the stock options, but, IBM did not fulfill its promise. Correct?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no...there is a line item that promises me a 6 month pay upon termination (if no cause). IBM is outsourcing my job to India, so there is no cause....my job is eliminated but they will give me a month's salary.
I want to collect on the 6-month pay as per original document from Y&R.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
IBM changed policy for severance to only one month, the day we tfd to IBM. This is for general layoffs just like mine...
what I am asking for is the document that was given to me and promised for 6-month pay because of the stock-option deal.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
IBM is not acknowledging the document from Y&R, even though they had promised that we will continue to get the same benefits we were from Y&R after we tfr to IBM.

Okay. Well you cannot sue them for terminating your job, I am sorry to say. However, if there is a promise to pay these benefits/salary, and the company does not, then one can sue (or threaten to do so) to get them.

What do I mean by a promise? It has to be in your contract, an employer handbook, or a memo given to you by the company.

So if this is the case, it becomes a civil matter. One can get an attorney to send them a letter demanding payment, and if they do not pay, sue them for breach of contract. It is that simple.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Can I write this letter or you will?

You can. Or you can use an attorney local to you. It is your choice. Using a local attorney is recommended.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
what type of lawyer do I look for?

An attorney who does EMPLOYMENT law or GENERAL PRACTICE should suffice.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
thank you Ely! till next time!

No problem and good luck.

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