Character & Fitness - COVID layoff

Howdy, working on an application that asks if I have ever been dismissed, discharged, or requested to resign from my employer. I currently have it listed on my resume that I was part of a mass covid layoff, but should I also/only write it here? Thinking I'm probably not alone here. :D Thanks!!

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  • sarakimmelsarakimmel Alum Member
    1488 karma

    That specific question (if it doesn't mention layoffs specifically) is asking about being terminated (fired) or allowed to quit in lieu of termination, implying you were at fault for the separation. If you are concerned, you can include a brief resume addendum that simply states you were laid off due to the pandemic, but a layoff is not considered a dismissal or firing.

  • lrosekap70lrosekap70 Alum Member
    42 karma

    Thanks @sarakimmel !

  • sarakimmelsarakimmel Alum Member
    1488 karma

    My pleasure! I worked in HR for many years, happy to share the knowledge!

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