Thread regarding Sophos layoffs

You can sue

A company cannot in most cases use restructuring as an excuse to fire you. Even if there is an “at will” clause, a more sufficient reason must be given. Restructuring unless the entire team was fired lends itself to a host of discriminatory issues. I want to let you know you have recourse and you should most definitely fight back.

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People have every right to sue, especially in cases where the notice is very low. And we're not in normal times with COVID, so that can change the severance outcome. Employment lawyers exist for this very reason. Know what you're entitled to and don't just blindly sign on the dotted line.

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Post ID: @9isk+15jNtbJx

Closing entire offices. Burlington to go next.

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Post ID: @ail+15jNtbJx

closing entire offices or making employees work from home?

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Post ID: @lez+15jNtbJx

Actually they are not only firing entire teams, they are closing entire offices!

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Post ID: @phy+15jNtbJx

they fired the entire team so we cannot sue them?

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Post ID: @tvy+15jNtbJx

Just take your severance, and be glad you are done with such a poorly run company. The bloated junkware was reaching the end anyway.

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Post ID: @gzp+15jNtbJx

I doubt suing would do any good., Thoma Bravo has been doing this with every acquisition for years. They have fleets of lawyers that handle this.

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Post ID: @hnt+15jNtbJx

That would entirely be up to the labor laws of each country. In North America it is very common for restructuring to lead to people being laid off. Even if there is no restructuring a company can decide to lay you off (with severance). If you would fired (eg no severance) then a cause is needed. Germany and its work councils is quite different.

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