Holiday Leave and Marital Status Discrimination
One possible pitfall raised by an employer recently involves this scenario: Most employees want to take vacation or paid time off (PTO) around the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. HR can spend a lot of time every year trying to sort out these requests. Single employees may come out holding the short end of the stick when there’s sort of an unwritten policy that married employees, particularly those with children, are given preference on these holiday-related vacation or PTO requests.
Read all of the essay by employment attorney John Phillips here.