My job violated its bereavement policy and wouldn't allow me time off for my grandfathers funeral, a WW2 vet. I am wrecked with heartache and guilt for missing his burial and 21 gun salute. Can I take legal action?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You need to consult with an employment attorney in your area. Unfortunately, unless you have an employment contract, you don't really have a right to any of the benefits the company offers unless they allow or deny such benefits in a discriminatory manner. You may have a infliction of emotional distress claim, but those claims are very difficult to prove and win.