SEVERANCE — IS THERE A VIRGINIA LAW ON WHETHER I AM ENTITLED TO SEVERANCE?

I was asked that question yesterday.

No.

There is no law.

Under Virginia common law (meaning cases) there is no guarantee or right to severance.

In fact, it is like any other contract.

You may be offered, or not.
You may want to sign, or not.

More detailed questions? Check out this article Dan wrote on severance packages in Virginia.

Good luck everyone.. let us know if we can help.

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Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.