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  • Canceled vacation in Florida

    Greetings.

    A friend of mine in FLA had a vacation planned for next week to come to New England and visit, see a baseball game, etc. She had flights booked, game tickets, concert tickets, hotel, everything already set and paid for. Her vacation was approved a long time ago, and she has proof via email.

    Just today, her boss told her she couldn't go, no reason given, and that she was on the hook to pay whatever expenses due to her not being able to travel as planned.

    She said her HR is on her side, but there is no law that says her boss can't just cancel her pre-approved, paid for vacation. That just doesn't seem right to me.

    Is there something she can do to prevent losing her vacation, and the expenses that went with it?

    Thank You,
    Merry's friend in MA.

  • #2
    Sorry but there really isn't anything she can do unless she would have a binding contract that vacations can't be cancelled by employer once scheduled.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

    Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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    • #3
      I completely understand how stressful and horrible this is for your friend, but unfortunately she has no legal recourse. (I think though that she should start job hunting right now, there actually are employers out there who wouldn't cancel employees' vacations without at least reimbursing them for their financial losses.)

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      • #4
        That does sound like a bummer of an employer.
        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

        Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the replies. I have passed the info on to her...

          I also just found out, her bosses words to her were,

          "Yes we discussed it already. Maybe I wasn't clear, the answer is no. Time for you to let it go & move on".

          ....tsk tsk tsk...

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          • #6
            She might want to consider looking for a different job/employer. However, she shouldn't quit her current job until she has another. If she quits, she most likely would not receive unemployment ins.
            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

            Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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