I’ve been laid off. What should my severance be?

Q. How are severance packages generally determined? I was just laid off from my job of 10 years and want to know what I and some of my co-workers are entitled to. Should all employees receive the same severance package and what are my options if I feel I deserve more?

— Connie Brent

A. Thanks for your letter, Connie. There are several factors that go into determining a terminated employee’s severance package. I outline them below as well as give you suggestions on what to do if you feel you deserve more than you’ve been offered.

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