Good morning Vickii, I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. The simple fact is that your employer cannot take your future vacation pay for time that you were out on disability years ago. That is illegal. They may charge you for accrued vacation time if you are out on FMLA leave. But they may only use the leave that you have accrued up to that time. As your employer has clearly taken an earned benefit from you that they have no right to do, you may take a couple of actions. 1. You can file a formal complaint with the Department of Labor. Here is a link to a site that will assist you in getting this formal complaint on file:
Many employees opt to file a complaint with the DOL first, as it costs nothing and the DOL may be able to quickly persuade the employer to fix the situation in the event the DOL believes that the employer is not in compliance with the FMLA. 2. You may also sue the employer for your vacation time back. You clearly have a meritorious claim against the employer. I wish you success. You may reply back to me using the Continue the Conversation or Reply to Expert link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction. Please remember to rate my service to you when our communication is completed. I wish you the best in 2013, Doug
Thank you Doug....I have a meeting with my Boss on this Tuesday. Hoping to get this all straightened out? She told me today when I turned in my Time sheet....That I do have some leave But, not Much? But, she has NOT gave meee any this Vacation Time as of Yet? Im hoping I can get this straightened out! FAST? Thank You Sooooo Much!!!
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