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Job Loss

How to handle a job loss, including information on what to do when you are laid-off, collecting unemployment, and how to move on.

How to Handle a Layoff
What should you do when you receive notification of a layoff? First of all, you should check with your company on the benefits you may be entitled to when you leave. Then, it's important to file for unemployment insurance, and to make sure you have all the bases covered, so you can start a job search.

How to Handle a Termination
Getting fired, unfortunately, can happen to the best of us. It can happen even when it's not your fault. Here's what to do when you're fired.

Getting Fired Questions and Answers
Answers for 50+ common questions about getting fired, including employee rights, unemployment, compensation and more frequently asked questions about termination.

What You Should Ask An Employer When You're Fired
When you are fired from a job there are questions you should ask your employer about the terms of your termination, severance pay, references and more.

How to Get Hired After Being Fired
How to get hired after you have been fired, including job search tips, how to get references, career networking advice, and how to answer interview questions.

Constructive Discharge
Constructive discharge occurs when an employee is forced to quit because the employer has made working conditions unbearable.

Job Loss Checklist
When you have lost your job, it's important to check on compensation due, benefits, references, and unemployment.

Pink Slip? What Next?
Have you lost your job? If so, you're not alone. Companies are continuing to cut back jobs, to downsize and to restructure operations. You may be able to turn layoff into a new career. Here's how to handle unemployment, starting a job search and more.

Pink Slip Lay-Off Notice
Pink slip is the symbolic name of the notice an employee receives when he or she is laid off or terminated from employment.

Terminated for Cause
When an employee is terminated for cause they are fired from their job for a specific reason.

Severance Packages
Severance package information including what's included in a severance package, typical severance packages, and when you can negotiate a severance package.

Types of Separation from Employment
There are many different ways that you might be separated from your employer including termination, resignation, lay off and retirement. Here is a list of common types of separation from work.

Unemployment eligibility requirements, when to file, how to file, benefits, rates, and answers to questions on unemployment compensation.

What to Do After a Job Loss
The importance of maintaining professional etiquette after getting laid off from About.com Guide to Etiquette, Debby Mayne.

What to Do When You're Downsized
Have you lost your job? Here's how to handle a lay-off, apply for unemployment, start a job search and more.

When You Lose Your Job
Sometimes, it happens by choice. Sometimes, you don't have an option. In either case, it's important to be prepared to change jobs - because you never know when it might happen to you.

Wrongful Termination
Wrongful termination happens when an employee is discharged from employment for illegal reasons or if company policy is violated when the employee is fired.

Can You Get Fired Over the Phone?
Can you be fired over the phone? Here's information on when an employer can fire you by phone or voicemail and how to handle being terminated from your job.

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