08-16-2008, 05:08 PM
I have been put on indefinite suspension. What are my rights as far as collecting my 2 weeks vacation pay. This company doesn't fire and is known for terminating people this way so they pay as little as they can. I have worked for them for 17 years.
08-16-2008, 07:40 PM
West Va. - Upon separation, employers must pay any "accrued fringe benefits capable of calculation" directly to employees. That may include vacation & sick leave, but employers may decide whether sick & vacation leave are payable to an employee upon separation. The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has held that terms of employment concerning the payment of unused fringe benefits "must be express and specific so that employees understand the amount of unused fringe benefit pay, if any, owed to them upon separation from employment. Accordingly, Courts(s) will construe any ambiguity in the terms of employment in favor of employees."
I don't know the reason for your suspension (termination) but file for unemployment ins. & look for other employment.