For Sephora Workers, ‘Unceremonious’ Layoffs Were Sudden But Understandable

Beauty retailer had committed to paying employees through the end of March

the exterior of a sephora store
The beauty retailer is offering laid-off employees one week's pay as severance. Getty Images

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As store closures originally planned for the last two weeks of March extend into April, there have been financial consequences all across the retail industry. And it’s being felt most acutely by the employees who have been furloughed, or in many cases, laid off from their jobs.

@dianapearl_ Diana is the brand marketing editor at Adweek and managing editor of Brandweek.