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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?

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 ( 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.
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