I never got to use my vacation time before they terminated me. How can I get my two weeks pay I accrued?

I was terminated abruptly. I had two weeks vacation accrued. Since they terminated me they say they don't have to pay it, although they could deny your requests every time you put one in. Do I have any rights?

2 answers  |  asked Dec 29, 2014 1:41 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (2)

David Neel
I agree with Mr. Fortney and would add that the answer also depends on when the vacation is considered earned. If you haven't done so already send them a letter demanding payment and a precise explanation as to why they refuse to do so. You should also demand a copy of all their written policies regarding vacation pay. You should then share the policies with an employment lawyer to advise regarding your rights.

posted by David Neel  |  Dec 29, 2014 4:05 PM [EST]
Michael Fortney
Pursuant to Ohio law, employees are entitled to their unused vacation time upon termination unless the employer has a clear personnel policy (usually an employee handbook) detailing situations where unused vacation time is forfeited.

Your situation depends upon whether your employer uses a handbook or other written policies, and whether those policies discuss the forfeiture of vacation time.

posted by Michael Fortney  |  Dec 29, 2014 2:19 PM [EST]

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