Fired, slandered and no money.

I was terminated today and was given the reason that I did not show up for work on Saturday May 27 and Monday May 29 2006 and did not even call in. However, I informed my boss on Thursday the 25th that I would not be coming in. Also, another employee called me the day before saying that my boss was bad mouthing me and telling everyone that he was going to fire me. My boss now says he is not going to pay me my vacation pay. Is all of this legal? Now, I am interested in checking into overtime. He has failed to pay any of the employees overtime.

1 answer  |  asked May 30, 2006 2:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

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Trey Henderson

You should contact a local attorney immediately about your overtime. You did not give enough info to determine if you are owed overtime. A company does not have to pay accrued vacation unless its policy states it does. Most companies do not pay accrued vacation. You may also have a claim for defamation, depending on exactly what your boss said about you.

posted by Trey Henderson  |  May 30, 2006 2:29 PM [EST]

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