If I was terminated due to being sick and my manager accusing me of producing a fake doctor’s note, would I have a case?

Asked on December 4, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The issue is what do you mean that you were "terminated due to being sick"? If they fired you for simply being ill, that may be illegal (illegal disability-based discrimination, which covers many medical conditions). But if you missed work because you were sick and did not have paid time off to cover the absence, and weren't eligible for and used FMLA leave, then they could fire you; in that case, you would have been fired for an unexcused absence.

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