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Is it legal for an employer to penalize a worker for leaving early due to illness, even after the worker provides requested documentation?
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I have the impression that it's legal to fire someone for being sick too often or for any reason whatsoever in a right to work state.
I wasn't talking about someone being sick too often, but providing documentation and still being penalized. What happened was a coworker said she had miscarried at work, went home, and brought a doctor's note as the handbook instructs and still received a point on her record. Which if she had had enough points (the discipline system is ridiculous there to begin with) could have gotten her fired.
I found out this girl is moving to another department, and she showed little interest in pursuing the issue, so I won't spend my time on that even though I think it would be worthwhile to call out the employer for other workers' sakes. Thanks anyway.
A good HR person/department can be priceless in a situation like that. A bad one, however...
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