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I've been working at a company for just 3 months. There are 2 issues:
I'm in sales and started with a good faith agreement that I'd make a certain % of commission on a territory they shared with me before I accepted the position. They reserved the right to make changes to it. I also joined with expectations of a specific reporting certain reporting structure. The company was acquired by a PE firm (before I started) and I joined at a time of a lot of reorganization. Now, there are indications that my reporting structure will definitely change, completely. I'm also concerned that my commission structure will change. I never received an official commission letter, so if they present me one that I don't like and I refuse to accept, do I have to quit or do they have to fire me? If they fire me, will I get severance? Remember I've only been here for 3 months.
Also, they have said they're going to ask everyone to sign a brand new employee handbook, which includes non-compete and non-solicitation clauses. If I refuse to sign, will they fire me? And, if so, will I be entitled to severance or not because I didn't want to comply with new company policy?
Note: I'm in Illinois.
I'm not trying to make a money grab with severance. I just feel that what was promised (never in writing, only in good faith) is totally different than what they're presenting to me now. I just left a good job to come to this firm and am sorely disappointed. I won't agree to unfavorable terms so if we have to part ways, so be it. I just want to know what my rights to severance are. Thank you in advance.