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You need to speak to an employment labour lawyer. The internet is not the place for your situation.
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smokescreen15 wrote: You need to speak to an employment labour lawyer. The internet is not the place for your situation.
Exactly.

However, I do have first-hand knowledge of a similar case in BC where the employee consulted an employment lawyer and the lawyer took the case right away due to the high likelihood that they would win. They estimated that the severance due was at least 2 years' worth of pay from past judgments in the field - 1 month per year of employment with a standard limit of 2 years based on past judgments. The courts tend to view these types of cases involving seniors with little probability of re-employment with a bias to the employee.

Please consult a good employment lawyer as you will need one if you proceed.
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Do the right thing and offer her a generous severance.
Obviously she was a contributor to the company having worked there for 30yrs.
Her long tenure is all that's required for a judge to side with her.
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Your company offers perks like car allowance but they want to turf a 65 year old, 30 year experienced employee without severance?

Your company sounds pretty garbage. Hope she gets a big fat cheque for her contributions
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OP, please consult with employment lawyer.
Ethically - pay severance
Logically - pay severance
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Think of the Childre…
Op, do the right thing!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Is this the same company that had a manager attending MLM/Pyramid Schemes on company dime and recruiting co-workers, and have a manager sexually harassing a female co-worker? It's now trying to worm its way out of paying severance to an employee with 30 years of service?

Sounds like a real winner of an organization if it is.
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vkizzle wrote: Do the right thing and offer her a generous severance.
Obviously she was a contributor to the company having worked there for 30yrs.
Her long tenure is all that's required for a judge to side with her.
This is cheaper than legal fees, reputation harm to the company, moral of other employees.

If this happened to one of my coworkers, I'll be sending out resumes next day.

There's been similar cases and given long tenure and if all those years have been positive (or no written incidents), the courts will easily side with employee.
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Shamefully, it's all the same company.. I've been working for this company only for two years and experienced all of these. I don't deny that our company is pretty garbage Astonished Face
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Hanniballs wrote: Is this the same company that had a manager attending MLM/Pyramid Schemes on company dime and recruiting co-workers, and have a manager sexually harassing a female co-worker? It's now trying to worm its way out of paying severance to an employee with 30 years of service?

Sounds like a real winner of an organization if it is.
I have a feeling OP is owner/management lol.

But you'll be surprised how terrible some employers are and how often this happens. It really takes employees with courage to speak up for others to take action. For some people it's not an option, if job market poor, pay is good and single income earners, or don't believe their situation can improve.
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Also, for an employer to consider termination of someone with 30 years service is really disheartening.

A good employer, and I'm not referring to "top employer, big budget employer" etc, just an employer with a real human heart, should instead consider how to celebrate someone of 30 years service.

Dinner party for 15 ($1000-1500 at most?), sending employee off on a vacation ($2000?) or even if being cheap, a take out lunch with cake ($100?)
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Kay0517 wrote: Shamefully, it's all the same company.. I've been working for this company only for two years and experienced all of these. I don't deny that our company is pretty garbage Astonished Face
Time to move on!
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bhrm wrote: Time to move on!
Thanks! I'll think about it when job market gets better Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes

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