Can You Be Fired While You’re Out Sick?

You can get fired while out sick but you cannot be terminated because of medical leave or because of the underlying disability. An employee may be terminated for any reason that is not illegal, at any time, without notice.

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Firing Employees with a Drinking Problem

Alcoholism is the single largest and most economically destructive addiction in America as an estimated seventeen million Americans struggle with some phase of alcohol addiction at a cost to industry of $186[1] billion each year. Federal and state law govern at what point an employer may terminate an alcoholic employee, and any employer faced with the negative affects of alcohol in the workplace should consult an experienced attorney before taking any action.

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What is wrongful termination and how can I prove it?

Wrongful termination may occur in circumstances where an employer does not follow its own policy and procedures for dismissing an employee. This is otherwise known as an employer breaching an implied contract between the employer and employee. An implied contract is a contract in which the terms have not been specifically agreed upon between the employer and employee.

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What can I do if I’ve been wrongfully terminated?

If you are a union employee covered under a collective bargaining agreement, consult with your union about filing a grievance to challenge your termination. A government employee may have a property interest in his/her job which cannot be taken away without sufficient cause as determined by a court of law.

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