Legal Question in Employment Law in North Carolina

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?

Asked on 4/25/13, 10:33 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Kenneth Love Ken Love Law

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.

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Answered on 4/26/13, 5:31 am


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