Can an employer require an employee to reschedule drills, annual training, or any other military duty obligation?
No. When military duties would require an employee to be absent from work for an extended period, during times of acute need, or when (in light of previous leaves) the requested military leave is cumulatively burdensome, the employer may contact the military commander of the employee’s military unit to determine if the duty could be rescheduled or performed by another member. If the military commander determines that the military duty cannot be rescheduled or canceled, the employer is required to permit the employee to perform his or her military duty.
- Can an employer require an employee to apply for military leave of absence or otherwise submit official documentation for approval of military leave of absence?
- Does an employee accrue annual leave or sick leave from the employer while on military leave of absence?
- Can an employer refuse to allow an employee to attend scheduled drills or annual training?