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Hi, what is considered...

Hi, what is considered unreasonable refusing 1 day of annual leave?

Lawyer's Assistant: Was this discussed with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

I put in my form with 2 weeks notice to my manager for Friday 6 April off and it was refused because too many in the office are on leave (2 people)

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

No union - office environment. I’m an account manager

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not in relation to this evening except to say I have found this manager to be unreasonable

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Allen M., Esq., Employment Lawyer replied 3 months ago
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Thank you for trusting your question to JA today. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of law practice and over 20 years of experience in the legal field. I’m happy to be of assistance. (The system will automatically generate a phone call request to you. Unless I specifically state, during our discussion, that a phone call is possible, I intend to just use this chat format as I am not in a position to accept a phone call).

On these facts, you wouldn't have a claim of unreasonable granting of vacation. It's actually nearly impossible to make that claim without the employer having a very strict policy about when they can refuse leave. Otherwise, it is a very discretionary function for employers and you'd have to establish intentional discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability or FMLA use, in order for their decision to be illegal.

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