Recently, a former Bank of America worker filed a national class action lawsuit against the Bank alleging that it failed to pay its workers accrued vacation time at the end of their employment. The lawsuit, entitled Nguyen v. Bank of America N.A., alleges that BOA maintained a written policy to pay its employees accrued but unused vacation when their employment ended but failed to do so in many cases.
Connecticut has strong laws protecting employees’ right to receive their earned fringe benefits when their employment ends. If an employer has a policy (typically in writing) to pay accrued fringe benefits such as paid vacation, sick days, and earned leave at termination, it must pay out those benefits. If employers fail to pay those benefits, Connecticut employees can bring a lawsuit for those benefits, plus penalty damages and attorneys’ fees. If your employer has a policy to pay fringe benefits at termination but has failed to do so, contact our offices and consult with one of our experienced lawyers today to see if you have a claim.