Sexual Harassment and vacation

I recently resigned from a job due to sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct from my employer (it was an abrupt resignation as I finally had enough). A week prior to resigning however, I had taken a week-long vacation using hours I've accumulated over the last year and a half. Now a month after resigning, my boss refuses to pay the full week of my vacation, which was used before my resignation. Is this legal? In fact, they're withholding my entire final paycheck due to this vacation dispute. Also, I tried to pursue legal action, and the lawyer told me I cannot sue for sexual harassment if the company does not have 15 employees or more -- what are my options then?

1 answer  |  asked May 25, 2015 12:59 AM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Arthur Schofield
Regardless of the size of the employer, you are entitled to your earned wages. Contact a lawyer of your choosing. As these claims come with the ability to recover attorney's fees and costs, once an employer learns of this they pay up rather quickly in most instances. As for the harassment, if it involved an assault or battery, there are claims you can pursue regardless of the number of employees. Best of luck.

posted by Arthur Schofield  |  May 26, 2015 06:03 AM [EST]

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