While the law outlines several specific factors to consider in determining severance amounts, there is no black-and-white checklist that applies equally in every situation. There are many variables and each situation is decided individually.

Most people think strictly of the length of employment when determining if they got a fair severance package. This is insufficient and often results in an employee receiving far less than they’re entitled to.

Human rights is another issue. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for vulnerable employees to be wrongfully terminated due to a violation of their human rights. For example, termination because of pregnancy, disability, or age.

In any case, it is always recommended to have your case reviewed by an employment lawyer to ensure you receive all the severance pay you’re entitled to.

Contact the employment lawyers at Osuji & Smith to understand your rights to severance pay or to review your employment contract