Bill Smith Case Summary

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Bill Smith, a 36 years old employee of Western Company got laid off recently, because Laurier Company bought the Western Company and subsequently terminated 20 of Western’s employees. As part of the buyout agreement, it was promised that the severance package offered to the former Western employees would be equivalent to those offered to Laurier employees who had been terminated in the past year. And severance is determined by length of service with the company. Bill Smith has been working for Western Company for the past 10 years and he complained that his offer of 5 weeks’ severance pay was less than that offered to Laurier’s employees when they were laid off. In order to determine whether Bill is correct in his assessment of the severance
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