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fired with no warning

I missed 2 days work and I have
doctors note but apparently I
was to call in each day.. the
second day they put me as a no
call no show and fired me. can
they do this?. I thought I
would get written up . I have
never had a write up there in
close to 3 years I worked there

Asked on November 7, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Utah

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A company can set the conditions of work much as it sees fit. This includes when and why to fire an employee. In fact, a worker can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without. In your case, company policy was not followed as you did not call as mandated. Additionally, an employer need not honor a doctor's note in the first place. Accordingly, unless your discharge constitued some form of actionable discrimination or violated the terms of an employment contract or union agreement, it was legal. 


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