My dad has been working for a certain well-known company for nearly 25 years. He started at a lower position, and now (or up until a week ago) he is in a top-notch position. He made 150,000 a year and thus would have received a pension of about 2000 per month I believe. Last week, this company called him Monday to notify him that his position was being terminated, and Tuesday when he went to get his things from his office nobody was let inside. They "recreated" his severence package, making it nonexistent. After 25 years and and a great salary, he is now making nothing and receiving no help. Somebody please tell me there is a way to get this company to pay him either severence or a portion of his pension (as he was set to retire in about 5 years). I tried to read up on the 1974 ERISA but I could not understand the exact ramifications... Someone please help me. We cannot afford to live in the suburb that we do on just my mother's salary. Thank you!