RE: Tech writers and severance packages

Subject: RE: Tech writers and severance packages
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 17:53:03 -0000

Andrew Dugas wrote:
>When you are given you're
>walking papers, any severance is contingent on your signing a release of
>claims against the company. No signature, no severance. Severance is
>optional; no corporation, short of a pre-existing agreement such as a
>parachute, is obligated to give anyone a dime (excepting unused vacation
>pay, expenses, etc.) when the layoff hits.

This must apply in the US only (which I assume is where Anon hails from, as
s/he doesn't specify). In the UK, you are entitled to redundancy money (1
week's pay for one year's employment, minimum) after twelve months
continuous employment by the company. This may well be EU law, though I've
never looked into it: good employment law often is. Also, the larger the
number of people the company is making redundant, the more employment rights

Jane Carnall
Technical Writer and Compendium
of Arcane and Useless Information
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