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Company refusing to pay Medical Expenses

I resigned from my job and gave 2 weeks notice. On the Friday of the first week, my boss told me to pack up my belongings and leave as they didn’t need me to work out my notice. A colleague sent in my expense report for me the following week. Under company policy, employees can claim up to $500 per annum for medical expenses incurred. I had not reached this limit and my final expense report was for $100. It has been 3 weeks and I have not received a check. I emailed the finance department to follow up and they said they would not pay it as I no longer work there. Are they allowed to withhold this money? I was an employee when the expenses were incurred.

Asked on August 11, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Based on what you write, it seems that you would be entitled to the money, so long as you were not on notice that you had to be still employed to be reimbursed for medical expenses. (If that was the policy, however, it would be enforceable and legal--i.e. you would not be paid.) Otherwise, you are entitled to expense reimbursement as per the policy existing while you were employed. If your employer will not voluntarily pay it, you can sue them for the money; suing in small claims court, acting as your own attorney ("pro se") is a good option.


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