Redundancy rights with a US (American) Company

Hi,
I work for an American company based in the UK. I have been given a 1 month notice period by my employer that my employment will end (a “lay off”) and have been told I will receive no severance package/pay at the end of the 1 month.
I do not believe this is corrected. Do I have any rights to severance pay? I have been there for 3 years.
Any advice would be so helpful.

Thank you.


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  • [Deleted User]
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     They might be Americans but still need to work within uk Law. Yes you're entitled to redundancy. 
  • p00hsticks
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    Hi,
    I work for an American company based in the UK. I have been given a 1 month notice period by my employer that my employment will end (a “lay off”) and have been told I will receive no severance package/pay at the end of the 1 month.
    I do not believe this is corrected. Do I have any rights to severance pay? I have been there for 3 years.
    Any advice would be so helpful.

    Thank you.


    Firstly you need to clarify exactly what they mean and determine what is permitted in your contract of employment  - a "lay-off" is not the same as redundancy / permanently ending your employment.

  • [Deleted User]
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     True, i read it as employment ending will end a lay off But read that wrong! 

     Lay off as in you will be going back? 
    Or permanently finishing your job? 
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