My wife currently works as a VP for ABN AMRO Bank in Los Angeles, CA, is 35, 4 months pregnant (the Bank is aware of this), had a miscarriage back in July/August 2001 (which she feels was tied to stress at the Bank; the Bank is also aware of this) and will probably be laid off Monday (tomorrow), along with approximately 20-25 of her fellow employees due to a decision to ultimately close the L.A. office.
What should she expect as far as severance, extension of benefits, etc. Is there anything she should be aware of upfront in order to maximize her leverage in negotiating her severance package? Is there any value in her casually mentioning to the Bank's HR people tomoroow that she will need to have her labor attorney review any package that she is expected to accept to "make sure everything is in order", irrespective of whether or not she actually decides to.
Sorry for the rambling but any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.