What can I do if I was fired because my employer’s daughter doesn’t want me to work for her father anymore?

My employer owes me 3 weeks paid vacation from last year and 2 weeks this year. Can I still claim this?

Asked on October 3, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You can't do anything unless you had a written employment contract if you did, you can enforce its terms, by lawsuit if necessary, if they are helpful to you. That is because without a contract, you can be fired at any time, for any reason--including that your employer's daughter wants you gone and employers are not required to pay out unused vacation time unless there was a written contract obligating them to do so.


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