Where Are The Pink Slips?

This is important people.  If you read the post below concerning the email sent to those supposedly being asked to stay at Heller (and why would you if your colleagues aren’t getting paid – don’t you fear for the same fate?), it is not a formal notice to employees that some are being terminated.

Here is one take on the topic:

“That said, I want to emphasize the importance of having a “pink slip” in hand before walking away from Heller.  The memo posted above is addressed to those who aren’t being terminated.  While there’s an inference that, if you didn’t get the memo, you’re being terminated today.  That inference is not the same as a piece of paper with your name on it saying you are being terminated today.  You may well need such a piece of paper for things such as filing for unemployment, pursuing your WARN compensation, etc.  In short, I strongly suggest you don’t leave or stop going to work until you have a pink slip in hand.  As lawyers like to say– Get it in writing!”

That being said: do not do anything until you get it in writing.  You will not be able to pursue various claims.  And if Heller management wants to pursue a campaign of misinformation and misleading tactics to try to get people to quit, don’t let them do it.

Call your supervisor now and ask what your status is.  Call HR and ask what your status is.  You have a right to know. 

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