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Maternity/Vacation

Can my place of employment use my time off as a reason to not give me my vacation at my yearly renewal of vacation. They are saying since i didn't work the whole year because i took time off for my maternity that they wont give me my yearly vacation now that its due.

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  • Fairygodboss member

    In a number of companies, while you are on leave, you are do not accrue vacation, but the company cannot take all of your vacation from you, unless you took leave before meeting the requirements. Look up your state's Department of Labor website and see what it says about vacation, accrual and payment. Remember, FMLA allows an employee to come back to a comparable job; however, it does not say anything about being employed while on leave or accruing benefits.

  • Fairygodboss member

    In USA here, technically you haven’t worked a year.. this happened to me with my retirement, time off for maternity leave didn’t count towards my years of service.. now I’m slightly short of 17 years teaching..

  • Fairygodboss member

    illegal in the UK....! You are still employed while on Mat leave therefore you accrue vacation.

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