In June 2014, Microsoft announced a restructuring plan that would eliminate approximately 18,000 positions. Microsoft acted swiftly after announcing the new plan, eliminating 13,000 positions the day it announced the plan. In September 2014, Microsoft eliminated 2,100 positions. In October 2014, it eliminated 3,000.
On Monday, the company confirmed, much to its employees chagrin, that more layoffs are on the horizon. Over the next couple of months, Microsoft will eliminate 500 more positions. Microsoft hopes to have all layoffs completed by June 2015.
If you have recently been laid off, it is important to know your rights. You may be entitled to compensation, COBRA healthcare coverage, or unemployment benefits. At Sipherd Burke Law, we are happy to help you navigate these complex areas of employment separation.