It's bad news I'm afraid. My collegue "Tisme" is indeed correct. I
located the citations for you below.
1) Your ex-employer is not bound by law to pay any severance pay. The
fact that they did pay others is immaterial. It was a gift.
2) You have no case for a civil suit for 2 weeks pay. You were let go
without cause in an At-Will state, they can let anyone go at any time,
for any reason, or no reason at all.
Here are the relevant sections from the State of Virginia Dept of Labor's web site:
Virginia Dept of L&I
Frequently Asked Questions: Labor & Employment Law
..."QUESTION: If an employee believes he has been terminated unfairly,
does he have a legal right to challenge the termination?
ANSWER: Virginia is an employment-at-will state; this means the
employer may terminate any employee at any time, for any reason, or
for no reason. As a general rule, therefore, the employee has no right
to challenge the termination. There are a few very limited exceptions.
For example, an employee may not be discriminated against or
terminated because he has filed a safety complaint or exercised his
rights under OSHA law. Virginia Code § 40.1-51.2:1. Also, federal law
protects employees from discrimination because of age, race, sex,
religion, national origin or handicap..."
Virginia Dept of L&I
Frequently Asked Questions: Payment of Wage
..."QUESTION: When an employee terminates, when are his final wages due?
ANSWER: Final wages must be paid on or before the next regular payday
on which the employee would have been paid had he remained employed.
Virginia Code § 40.1-29(A)(1)..."
..."QUESTION: Must an employer provide or pay for an employee for
vacation, holiday, sick, or severance pay?
The law does not require any employer to provide fringe benefits of
any kind, such as vacation, holiday, sick pay, severance pay, and
retirement benefits. If the employer agrees to provide such benefits,
and the employee performs work in reliance on that promise, the
employee may be entitled to the benefits as a matter of contract law,
and may file a private lawsuit in court to require the employer to
give benefits. DOLI cannot assist with these claims..."
I navigated to Virginia's Department of Labor and searched keywords.