Can an employer refuse to give you unpaid days off and use the excuse that you do not have enough PTO to take off?

I have an employer that will not give me time off that was already approved at 1point saying now I no longer have enough PTO.

2 answers  |  asked Nov 24, 2015 4:41 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (2)

Phyllis Towzey
The only thing the employer cannot do is treat you differently with respect to leave because of your membership in a protected class (i.e. age, race, sex, religion, disability, etc.). In other words, they can't deny women unpaid leave after PTO is exhausted but allow it for male employees, etc.

posted by Phyllis Towzey  |  Nov 25, 2015 08:21 AM [EST]
Arthur Schofield
Yes. To shape the issue a bit differently, an employer is allowed to require you to work the days it needs you to and if you are unable to terminate your employment and find someone is able to work those days.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  Nov 25, 2015 06:22 AM [EST]

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