State Employee Sues State For Refusal To Credit Leave While On Leave For Birth Of Child

"After its investigation, the HRC found that there were reasonable grounds to believe the State was violating Vermont’s PFLA."

Other Employees Who Have Been Similarly Denied Are Urged To Come Forward!

State Employee On Parental Leave Files Lawsuit To
Recoup Denied Sick, Annual and Personal Leave.
 
Other Employees Who Have Been Similarly Denied Urged To Come Forward!
 
            When AOT employee Ursula Stanley decided in 2007 to take an unpaid leave of absence instead of using her accrued leave for the birth of a child, she was shocked to learn that the State of Vermont was refusing to credit her with the sick, annual and personal leave accruals she believed she was entitled to under Vermont’s Parental and Family Leave Act (PFLA). In fact, the Act specifically says: “The employer shall continue employment benefits for the duration of the leave at the level and under the conditions coverage would be provided if the employee continued in employment continuously for the duration of the leave.”
            Upset with AOT’s refusal to credit her leave accruals, Ms. Stanley filed a complaint with the Vermont Human Rights Commission (HRC)After its investigation, the HRC found that there were reasonable grounds to believe the State was violating Vermont’s PFLA. Joined by the HRC, Ms. Stanley filed a lawsuit this week against the State of Vermont, seeking to obtain lost leave accruals for her and other state employees who have been denied leave accruals while out on parental or family leave. If you have been denied accruals while out on parental or family leave, please contact the Vermont Human Rights Commission at human.rights@state.vt.us or by calling toll-free 800-416-2010.
            Good luck Ursula!