Laid off - not receiving severance nor vacation pay?
First time poster, long time lurker
Last week I got laid off. Today I got the official notice from HR including a document I need to sign and send back. I reached out to HR to ask about severance and vacation pay as this wasn't acknowledged in my letter. HR rep got back to me and said that because this is a temporary lay off (due to coronavirus) and not permanent there is no notice period payment or vacation paid out and this amount remains in the bank until my return or if there is a permanent layoff. I emailed them indicating that since they are going to issue me an ROE, and I will be applying for EI benefits, this appears to be a permanent lay off to me even if they may have the intention of bringing me back once the dust clears.
Thoughts on signing this paper and leaving out severance and vacation pay to good faith?