Can an employee be disciplined for calling in sick with a Dr excuse.

The company I work for has a point system for
discipline and it is one point for calling out sick. 10
points in a year and they can terminate you. The
points also effect your shift bid as in the order of
choices for schedule.

Asked on October 29, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, California


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, this is legal. The fact is that most employment is "at will". Basically, this means that a company can set the terms of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of legally actionable discrimination, which you did not indicate). Therefore, unless this action violates the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, you have no claim here.

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