My biggest fear is a temporary layoff with no intentions of recall
Unfortunately temporary layoff is part of my employment agreement so i cannot challenge it and demand a termination of employment. This means no pay in lieu and no severance package until termination of employment.
Because I am still receiving benefits I am on standby for up to 35 weeks. Anyone knows asking someone to wait 35 weeks is unreasonable. I have no idea what my company is thinking. To me, this seems like a way to dodge termination compensation. If i land a job anytime during this temporary period it is considered a resignation and i forfeit severance package and pay in lieu I am assuming.
Im really reading in between the lines here but my bosses lack of enthusiasm and just body language after my layoff tells me there is no plan for recall.
In the meantime, I shall look for a new job and if I get recalled back to my old job that is great if not i shall continue looking.
I am not trying to throw shade at my old employer but I am trying to take care of myself.
Any insight would be appreciated!