Can u b fired for being sick with doctors note

Worked thru temp
service got sick and
they said they would not
hire me I missed to
much time I had doctors
note for everyday can
they legally do this

Asked on January 12, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you had PTO or sick time that you could have used, you could be terminated for being out sick. An employer can fire an employee for an absence, with or without a doctor's note, as such a note is not legally binding on an employer. Accordingly, unless this action violated the terms of any applicable union agreement or employment contract, it was leagal. Bottom line, a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of leagally actionablei dscrimination).

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you had PTO or sick time that you could have used, you could be terminated for being out sick. An employer can fire an employee for an absence, with or without a doctor's note, as such a note is not legally binding on an employer. Accordingly, unless this action violated the terms of any applicable union agreement or employment contract, it was leagal. Bottom line, a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of leagally actionablei dscrimination).

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unless you had PTO or sick time that you could have used, you could be terminated for being out sick. An employer can fire an employee for an absence, with or without a doctor's note, as such a note is not legally binding on an employer. Accordingly, unless this action violated the terms of any applicable union agreement or employment contract, it was leagal. Bottom line, a company can set the conditions of the workplace much as it sees fit (absent some form of leagally actionablei dscrimination).


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