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CT has no laws on how a private employer runs his business. Therefore no laws have been broken by a private employer. However, that said, the employer is bound to the terms of his handbook. If the employer provides for such vacation time and you are qualified to exercise that vacation time, then termination by the employer for having so exercised such vacation time is not considered a violation of the law but rather a break of employee agreement. To have a case you would need to show that 1) There is a specific term in the handbook addressing vacation time, 2) That you are eligible to take the vacation time and 3) You were terminated because of this (not do to misconduct on your part).
If this applies, you typically start with filing a grievance with human resources. If there is no positive outcome then you can decide whether you wish to pursue legal action against the employer.
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