“What is ‘after-acquired cause’ for firing?”
Sklover Working Wisdom
MAY 31, 2011
No charges were pressed, and he paid back what he owed the company, but after he repaid the money he was told that he was fired and lost his right to be paid for his unused personal and vacation days. If misconduct is discovered after a person leaves a job, we call this “After-Acquired Cause.” So, your friend’s employer said, in effect, “Employees who resign are paid for unused personal and vacation days, but employees that are fired are not paid them.