Legal Question in Employment Law in Pennsylvania

I am in PA, and I put in a request to take off for a month while I go to Spain and finish college credits. I was approved in March for this. My assistant manager (we don't have a store manager yet)called me a few days ago (two weeks before I leave)I will be terminated because of a new policy stating that you need to work every two weeks. I asked her to provide me with a sheet stating the policy, and she refuses. I have never heard of this, nor has anyone in my job. Hypothetically if this is true however, how can I be terminated for a policy that I never saw or signed, and that had come into effect way after I requested and was approved for my time off? I cannot get a hold of anyone in H.R. No one picks the phone up.

Asked on 5/12/13, 9:02 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Terence Sean McGraw Warren & McGraw, LLC

When you return from Spain, apply for UC benefits. Indicate that your were terminated for taking a pre-approved leave. your remedy appears to be limited to a claim for UC benefits. if the employer challenges Your entitlement to UC benefits, get a lawyer. Watcher the appeal deadlines, they are short and unforgiving.

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Answered on 5/12/13, 3:28 pm

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