If I’ve been in management for 27 years and got fired, would I lose my pension?

A person said I called them a derogatory name but I did not.

Asked on February 6, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It depends entirely on the terms of your pension--e.g. have you become vested in it and, if so, to what extent? When are you eligible to start collecting? Are employees required to retire from the company to get their pensions? Etc. Every pension is governed by its own rules; there is no general answer. You are advised to bring a copy of all the pension documents to an employment law attorney, to review with you.


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