I work for the Taiwan News
and have terminated my contract – giving sufficient notice. My last working day is the 19th June.
My problem is that I still have 11 days leave accrued – days that I have worked and therefore should be paid for.
My company said to me yesterday (Friday 8th) that I can stop work today (9th) but will only terminate my ARC on the 20th – effectively giving me my days off.
However, they have told me that if I work to the 19th, which I intend to do, I will forfeit these days. When I asked why, I was told that it is company policy to encourage workers to take their days leave. Encouragement is one thing, forcing is another.
Surely this is wrong. Is there any protection against this in the Labor Law? What are my legal options?