I really don't know where to turn so I thought I would post it here. I just got back to my job over a week ago. I was told today that my position is being absorbed by someone else. I know my job can't be fully absorbed by this individual but it will be with the help of someone who is a level below me (who I basically trained before I went out on leave).
There is a job I use to do open b/c they fired someone. They automatically thought I would take it but I came back and said, if I say no do I get severance? IE, laid off and collect unemployment. I am awaiting word what HR told my boss but I am afraid just a google is not helping me find any information. And, I can't really read cases tonight that would help me make a decision of what I should do.
I am not looking for grounds of suing or anything legal. I just don't want to be forced to take a job that I don't want to perhaps be a sahm and look for a better job.
I know state laws differ. I am just looking to where I can find information so I can better equip myself.
that they have to offer you a similar position, not the same one. Even if the same job still existed, they would be allowed to fill that in your absence, and give you something similar upon your return. "Similar" is not the right wording though, more like "equivalent"? I am NOT a lawyer nor do I know the legalities beyond this general rule; I had people who reported to me go out on leave and it was explained to me ever so briefly how we could staff my account. I don't think you can take unemployment if they are not laying you off (i.e., if you are choosing not to go back to the job they offer). However, they may offer some sort of severance voluntarily (that would not be unemployment). GL, I'm so sorry this happened . Best,