I was recently laid off in that my contract was terminated.
This happened to me while I was on vacation. They had never discussed anything with me before I left. The letter said they were happy with my work and would give me a good reference. They did this by email. They owed me money and I had to chase them up about it.
I get back from my vacation and was back a week and received a text from my old manager asking me when I was coming into work. I was puzzled so I tried to call and got voicemail and left a message politely asking what was going on that I thought my contract was ended.
I hear nothing for more than a week. I receive a call asking me to come in and help them get the new person up to speed as they weren't as skilled as I was. They wanted me to come in for several days to a week, get this, for free.
I was polite but ticked off about it so I just said I was working and would have to check my schedule and get back to them on that.
Do I have any obligation to go help them for free?