Add Comment Question: If you are on a temporary layoff, does it impact your seniority or continuous employment standing as it would relate to a severance package after you return to work? Answer: Thank you for writing to us. In response to your question, being on a layoff does not impact your seniority or continuous employment standing regarding any potential severance package. To get a sense of how much severance you would be owed, please visit the severance pay calculator our firm has developed (ww.SeverancePayCalculator.com). It is also important to note that you are entitled to severance now as a result of your layoff as it would be treated as a constructive dismissal at law. I would encourage you to call us and book a consultation with one of our employment lawyers to fully discuss your legal options. Your Comment * Your Email * Your Name * Your City Note, your name, city and email is not displayed on the website. It is used to notify you that we have approved your comment.