Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Carrie Hoffman is quoted in the CBS News article, “You just got laid off. What should you do next?” offering some guidance for recently let go employees.
Hoffman says, “Ask your employer when your medical insurance ends, understand your COBRA rights and how much it will cost to maintain your medical benefits post termination.”
She added, “Despite how unpleasant it may be to have been terminated, I always recommend not burning bridges and trying to work with, as opposed to against, whatever that situation is. Theoretically, there could be opportunities within the company. Ask if you are eligible to be rehired.”