Queensbury, NY asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York

Q: My manager changed my schedule while I was on vacation, which resulted in my termination. Is there anything I can do?

A couple years back I worked for wal-mart. I took a week long vacation with one of my friends/coworkers to another state. We both put in for the week off and we both got it approved. When we got back I noticed my manager changed my schedule so I would be a no call no show. I worked for the company for 7 years in multiple different positions. It caused massive depression I am still working through, I had to drain my 401k to pay my bills and I still have a hard time getting up and going to work due to the depression they caused.

1 Lawyer Answer
Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: While this situation sounds very unfair, it is not unlawful for your employer to change your schedule at any time for any reason, even if this results in your termination. However, I imagine you would have been entitled to unemployment benefits if you could demonstrate that you had already been approved to take the week off.

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