Teleworker alleges State Farm breached his severance pay

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 13, 2018

CHARLESTON — A teleworker is suing State Farm, alleging breach of a severance pay agreement.

Michael Young filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against State Farm Insurance Companies, alleging the defendant owes more than $45,000 for failing to grant severance pay.

According to the complaint, between May 24, 2015, and Oct. 31, 2016, Young was one of the teleworkers who was not included in State Farms' new operating model, yet he remained loyal to the company and supported its migration. The suit says severance pay was promised for the such teleworkers under State Farms' involuntary severance payment plan. 

Young says his employment was ceased but has not been given severance pay. The plaintiff alleges State Farm Insurance had sent and advised him of a severance payment plan and package in the amount of $45,782.78.

Young seeks the $45,782.78, plus interest and damages for reasonable amount for mental anguish and expenses. The plaintiff is representing himself. 

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-1355

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