Employer tripped up over allegations that it manipulated severance plan

The Maryland District Court recently denied an employer's request for dismissal of a former employee's severance pay claim. The employee claimed that the company had improperly denied him benefits under its severance pay plan by improperly manipulating his termination date. The court ruled in favor of the employer on the claim that it breached its obligation to pay severance benefits. However, the court denied the company's request for dismissal of the claim that it unlawfully interfered with the employee's right to obtain severance benefits by manipulating his termination date so that it was just outside the window of eligibility. Let's take a closer look at this interesting decision. Read More...