State’s Denial Of Mandated Accrued Leave Prompts Employee Lawsuit

"I was initially told I couldn’t take leave unpaid and started doing research and looked up state and federal statutes and looked at the union contract," said [Ursula Stanley]. "And that’s when I saw they were wrong on the first count and I was due all my benefits while I was gone."

Other state employees who believe they were wrongly denied leave accrural while on leave are urged to contact the VT Human RIghts Commission at