Can an Employer Take Away Vacation Days?

Can an Employer Take Away Vacation Days?

Employers are permitted to take away vacation days which an employee has already earned. This is often done as a punishment instead of termination of the employee.

According to the NOLO legal website, employers are not required by law to offer vacation days, and as a result, they are permitted to set their own rules regarding the vacation days they offer. This means that an employer can legally choose to revoke vacation days without offering the employee a reason. In most cases, a company's employee handbook outlines everything an employee needs to know about vacation days, including for what reasons they may be revoked.