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The company i worked for refuse to pay my vacation time

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The company i worked...

The company i worked for refuse to pay my vacation time after termination what can i do

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Noth carolina

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

Full time

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There was alot of talk about being to old.two other people are joining in this complaint.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Employment Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to hear that your employer is not paying for vacation time.

While there is no law that requires an employer to pay for vacation time, if this is a benefit offered by an employer (verbally, in a written contract, in policy manuals, etc) then failure to compensate for this time is considered a wage violation.

A complaint can be filed here:

https://www.labor.nc.gov/workplace-rights/employee-rights-regarding-time-worked-and-wages-earned/how-file-wage-complaint

Additionally a personal attorney can be retained to pursue a civil action which may result in the award of the unpaid vacation pay, as well as double damages as "liquidated damages" to compensate plaintiff for the inconvenience.

If there was age discrimination and that resulted in termination that is actionable as a protected category.

1. file an EEOC complaint here:
https://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm
2. bring a civil suit for hostile work environment, alleging that the employee was harassed due to their status in a protected class. Damages may include lost wages, pain and suffering, even punitive damages designed to punish the defendant.
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