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Q

I put in my vacation time in writing. A week later I put my two weeks notice in on a Friday. My vacation was supposed to start that following Monday. The Friday that I out my two weeks notice in, I got a text that read “you put in your resignation today. We have chosen not to accept your two weeks notice and accept your resignation immediately.” Is this lawful? And now they are not giving me my vacation time that I put in before I put my two weeks notice in. Is this lawful as well?

A

I’m sorry to hear you were not able to work your notice or receive your vacation pay.

Florida is an at-will employment state which means that an employer can terminate your employment for any reason or no reason at all, so long as the reason is not discriminatory.   As such, your employer’s action of not permitting you to work your notice was not unlawful.  Moreover, there is no law in Florida that requires employers to pay employees vacation time upon terminating or resigning their employment.

Hopefully, your current employment will be a better experience for you.

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