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1, That's not really an option if OP is in a state where employers need no reason to fire them. It's sad though that the boss seems like enough of an asshole to do this. Edit - I didn't put together that OP was injured for some reason. In which case it would be wrongful termination.
there are ways employers can get around it. Example: I have a seizure disorder, and have lost jobs because of it. I can't do anything about it because they always claim that I am being laid off due to cut backs or down sizing. when in reality it's because of my seizures me which is obvious because while down sizing larger companies usually lay off more than 1 person.
I worked at Shoprite in produce and I ended up needing carpal tunnel surgery I was in contact with my manager the whole time and when I told him I was going to be cleared to come back to work he told me "oh yeah you weren't here a year yet so you had no medical leave and we terminated you" he told me this the day after I was with the company 1 year :(
I hate when people say nice things but have, and absolutely have to add something negative, like you didnt know you have to go back to work as soon as possible
That's illegal. Employers have to give you leave for things like surgery. There's a federal act that mandates it called FMLA. If he attempts to fire you over this, you can definitely get him in a lot of trouble.
#3, that law has many exceptions. If you are going to work at an American company, you need to give up the notion that you have any rights. Even if one of the few skimpy rights you do have gets violated, it's very difficult to get restitution. The good news is that if you are entrepreneurial and start your own business, you can fuck over your employees with impunity, so, yay, 'murica!
Funless he worked there less than twelve months, worked less than 1250 hours in the last 12 months, or the business has less than 50 employees within a 75 mile radius. Also this is invalid if it can be proven that this was not a necessary surgery. There are a number of ways that the employer can legally (and possibly rightfully) avoid Texas' FMLA laws
Wow - US employment law, or lack thereof, sucks! You should get your mates to break his leg so he can join you in hospital to keep you company.
What an absolute c u next Tuesday. I hope you get better, and I hope your asshole boss doesn't get away with it.
What about your sick days? What about your vacation days? I'm pretty sure you could take this to court.
That's illegal. There is an assumed responsibility of the company that you will be fully covered for sickeness up to 4 weeks, and half pay up to 6 months. AND they cannot fire you in any way, shape or form.
Unless OP burned through all her sick days going to concerts or just not feeling like going to work. The employer could put her on probation for missing more days, regardless of the reason, and then fire her a few days later (Monday) for missing another shift. US law calls it "medically unfit for employment" too often sick for steady work, it qualifies the worker for benefits, but looks horrible on an employment check.