Can I be denied leave without pay if I'm resigning?
December 12, 2011 12:03 PM Subscribe
I'm giving notice to my job today, starting a new one at beginning of January. Questions regarding holidays and family medical leave, because I think they might fight me...
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (13 answers total)
I will likely be giving notice today to my job of 6 years to take a new one, starting January 3rd. In California new parents can get paid family medical leave to bond with a new born during their first 12 months of life. There is a total of 6 weeks that you can take however you want.
I told my supervisor last week that I am going to work this week, then take the week of the 19th off and use parental bonding (which is technically time off without pay at my current job). Then we get the 26th and 27th as holidays, I'll take the 28th, 29th, and 30th as vacation days, and then the 2nd is a holiday.
I'm planning on giving notice and telling them that the 2nd will be my last day employed here. I have this nagging feeling that they are going to fight me over using 1) the time off without pay week and 2) the holidays.
I will essentially be gone after this week, but based on my role it's not really "one week notice" - there is not a huge impact if I leave.
I guess my question boils down to can they legally deny me the right to take the week off without pay and burn the holidays?
Also not concerned with burning bridges so that's not an issue.