Can my employer offer paid time off to some employees but not to others in the same position?

My employer offers vacation and personal days to all the managers only. I have been a manager for almost 2 years, but they will not give me any vacation or personal days. The policy changed

before I was hired that the general manager and assistant manager would be the only employees eligible for this benefit. All the other managers had been employed and were receiving paid time off prior to this policy change, so they are

Asked on April 4, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Iowa

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fact is that not all workers need be treated the same or even fairly. That is unless such treatment constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination. So unless such an action is based on an employee's race, religion, nationality, gender, age (over 40), or disability, it is legal. A company/business can set the conditions of the worklce much as it sees fit absent a union agreement or employment contract to the contrary.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The fact is that not all workers need be treated the same or even fairly. That is unless such treatment constitutes some form of legally actionable discrimination. So unless such an action is based on an employee's race, religion, nationality, gender, age (over 40), or disability, it is legal. A company/business can set the conditions of the worklce much as it sees fit absent a union agreement or employment contract to the contrary.


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