Laid-Off Microsoft Workers Asked To Return Overpaid Severance

Kim Mays

After accidentally overpaying severance for some of its laid-off workers, Microsoft issued letters to those employees requesting that the excess money be returned.


The company has not commented on how many of the 1,400 employees laid off last month were affected by the payroll error, but they have verified for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer the authenticity of the letter received by employees.


Microsoft has also reportedly underpaid several other laid-off employees, but the company reports that it is making sure the problem is rectified.


The affected workers' severance packages varied based on the number of years they were employed at Microsoft.

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