Absolutely not. When it became apparent not all employees at Villa Capri could be placed at another Oakmont community because the community was destroyed, we identified alternative positions within the company.
When none were available, we partnered with other senior living providers in the area to offer alternative employment options, including offering two job fairs. In addition, as a good faith gesture, we offered departing employees a payment to ease the transition as they sought alternative employment. Employees were not required to accept the payment and by accepting the payment, they were not being “silenced.”
Not only were departing employees offered this payment, they were also paid for non-worked time during the period immediately following the wildfire.