How do I negotiate a layoff?
2 attorney answers
If the employer does not want to lay you off, there is no way to force that. You will have to quit.
If the employer does not want to give you a severance payment, there is no way to force that either. Severance in the vast majority of cases is something offered by the employer who wishes to simply buy peace by paying some money in exchange for a release signed by the employee.
The best chances of you being able to negotiate a severance agreement is if you have some kind of valuable claim against the employer. Unfortunately, there is nothing in your post that would suggest a legal claim unless you can prove you are being targeted because of your membership in a protected class of people or because you engaged in some form of legally protected conduct.
Seek out a consultation with an employment law attorney.
Good luck to you.
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