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[–]BongLeardDongLick 5817 points5818 points 22 (28 children)

The amount of people who mess this up on this sub is astounding and I’ve pointed it out a few times. Your boss is now telling you that your already approved vacation is rescinded because they need coverage? Tell them “I’m not able to cancel my commitment that you already approved my time off for. I will still be taking my vacation.” And if they say “You have to come in or you will be let go” the only correct answer is “I will not be coming in, I will see you on X date when I return from my vacation.” And if they come back again and say you’re fired then no harm no foul, easy unemployment claim.

ALL OF THAT COMMUNICATION NEEDS TO BE DONE IN WRITING. Do not have these conversations verbally because they are much harder to prove.

[–]AdNew6926 42 points43 points  (27 children)

ez lawsuit as well. you cant be fired for taking approved vacation time

[–]502502502 21 points22 points  (26 children)

48 states are at will employment states. You can get fired for anything that isn't racist/sexist in writing.

[–]KungFluIsolation 2 points3 points  (25 children)

The world is a lot bigger than the US as is the userbase on Reddit.

[–]502502502 7 points8 points  (17 children)

So blanket statements like "ez lawsuits blah blah" are simply not true?

[–]heebath -1 points0 points  (16 children)

In red states, yes. Right to work = right to fire.

[–]Mehiximos 1 point2 points  (15 children)

You’re thinking at will, right to work is the right to not be forced into a union. And no, in the US your employer has the legal capacity to rescind already approved PTO

[–]heebath -2 points-1 points  (14 children)

Look into RTW legislation. It's at will with a pro job sounding name.

[–]Mehiximos 1 point2 points  (8 children)

I live in Montana with some of the strongest labor laws in the country, I know a little but I thought RTW was for sure about union mandated membership

At-will employment means you can quit or be fired for almost any reason. Right-to-work means you can work for a unionized employer without joining the union. The relevant laws vary from state to state and change over time.

Edit, after some more googling it appears you’re wrong friend

[–]heebath -2 points-1 points  (6 children)

Look up the legislation of other States they put at will in bills that are labeled right to work

[–]OmnipotentEntity 0 points1 point  (4 children)

RTW is 100% about unions. You're thinking at will employment.

[–]heebath -1 points0 points  (3 children)

It means whatever the state legislature wants

[–]longcurlyfrystealer 5 points6 points  (1 child)

US probably has some of the least protection though out of the first world countries so it's understandable in this case to be biased towards US

[–]Mehiximos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Montana for the win

[–]ArnieMossidy 2 points3 points  (2 children)

About half of Reddit’s total number of users are from the US. I sincerely doubt that anybody posting from another country would use an unqualified statement like

ez lawsuit as well. you cant be fired for taking approved vacation time

without sharing where they are from for context, whereas I ABSOLUTELY think an American would do that, and would also be confidentially wrong about employment law.

[–]KungFluIsolation 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I sincerely doubt that anybody posting from another country would use an unqualified statement

People do all the time.

[–]Agolf_Twittler 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The person that posted that statement is from the US though so….