Do I have to give the money back?
February 9, 2012 12:19 PM Subscribe
Can my employer force me to pay back tuition reimbursement if I leave before the required time is up?
posted by p. kitty to law & government (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My company reimburses employees for tuition and educational expenses. When I was given the initial information about the tuition reimbursement, I was told via email that if I didn't stay for nine months after accepting the reimbursement that I would need to return the money to the company. I never signed anything or even verbally acknowledged that I agreed to this condition.
I'm not trying to be a weasel, but a situation in my workplace has become intolerable and I'm looking to see what my options are for leaving. I plan to talk to an employment lawyer to verify what my obligations are before I leave, but I wanted to see if anyone here could provide some more information so that I know if this is something worth pursuing.
I live in Illinois and am an at-will employee. Thank you for any information you can provide!