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Old 12-28-2012, 10:18 AM
Location: North Las Vegas
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Actually they can fire at will unless your union. Speaking from personal experience, when I first moved here I worked for large corporation, I had been employee 6 months when I had an accident at home where I had broken my ankle pretty seriously.
I called my supervisor to inform him of the accident and he informed me that I know longer was employed. Needless to say that freaked me out we had just moved here and we had a limited income at the time. My supervisor called back after an hour after we had initially spoke and said that he wouldn't tell corporate until I had surgery so that I would be covered and I was to call my doctor and have the surgery moved up to the next day and to call him as soon as I had the surgery.
I called my doctor and the doctor did move the surgery to the next day. By the way I did call the state to find out if the employer could do this and was told yes they could.
I had the surgery I had a 6 inch plate and 6 screws put in my ankle. I felt like they had a camera on my house, I know sooner had gotten home from the surgery and the phone rang and my supervisor called and asked if I had the surgery, and I said yes and he said consider yourself not longer employed. It was a serious break I was laid up for four months.
I am originally from Montana and hadn't really heard of a right to work state this was back in 2004. Montana isn't a right to work state and that wouldn't happen there.
A good example is when Macy's opened their store in Helena I was hired as the fragrance manager and I was to set up the fragrance counters, I had only worked two days when I found out I had pre-cervical cancer and had to have surgery immediately.
Macy's kept my job for me I was laid up for two months and the insurance covered all of my $20,000 medical bill except for the small deductable and Remember I had only worked two days. I stayed with Macy's for 4 yrs up until I moved to Vegas, there is a definite difference in a right to work state. They should call it a right to fire state.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:20 AM
Location: Washington
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Had you joined a union? I ask because right to work means you can work at a place/company/etc. without joining the union (presuming there is one). As I understand it, if there is a union, and you are a member, it is (or may be?) more difficult to fire you.

Otherwise, Nevada is also an at will state, meaning that you can quit (and they can fire you) at any time.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:32 AM
Location: Kingman AZ
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^ BINGO...finally someone got it right.
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