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Old 03-31-2010, 10:57 PM
 
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My cousin was fired from work last thursday. The previous week, she was released from the dr following a back injury at work. since she was not able to be put on the schedule until the new one came out, she asked if there were any shifts that needed covered. she was able to cover all of the shifts but one. when she showed up for her 3rd day back to work, they pulled her into the office and told her she was being terminated due to receiving 12 points for absences. she had 6 from january when she was out due to having caught the flu ( she works in a medical setting and they are very strict about coming to work) and they told her she recieved 6 points for missing the previous saturday- the day they needed covered but she couldnt due to not having enough notice to arrange child care. she was not on the schedule, and they told her it would be no problem, yet they gave her the points anyways. she strongly believes its unfair termination as she has been told by multiple sources that they only use the point system when they want to let some one go, and there are more people with even more points than she had (12) who are not even warned. she was given no warning that if she did not come to work that day that she would lose her job. she went and filed for unemployment the day she was fired, and when she checked her claim today, it told her that it was suspended. Does that mean she will not receive it? She is in Indiana. Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Does your state have a waiting week?
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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id say the company is fighting it, not much she can do if she violated company attendance policy there is no way around it
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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id say the company is fighting it, not much she can do if she violated company attendance policy there is no way around it

thats what i thought. shes upset she got fired because she wasnt even on the schedule, wasnt told if she didnt come in she would get points, and have had multiple sources tell her points dont matter unless they need/want them too. she says a head nurse told her that she is late atleast twice a week and never gets points and another has over 18 points and hasnt even been warned.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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If the company fights it this doesnt mean she wont get her benefits. I was fired from my job as a property manager because the regional manager didnt want us to talk to employees after work. He put down as my reason for termination " abusing the email and computer terms" because he said I was communicating with my previous assistant who had moved to a different property. He fought my unemployment but I won Don't give up, I had to wait a month to receive my benefits but it was sooooo worth hearing him be cross examined on our phone interview by the ESC rep.!!!
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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thats what i thought. shes upset she got fired because she wasnt even on the schedule, wasnt told if she didnt come in she would get points, and have had multiple sources tell her points dont matter unless they need/want them too. she says a head nurse told her that she is late atleast twice a week and never gets points and another has over 18 points and hasnt even been warned.
thats how most companies work. i was a electrical foreman before i was laid off. we were told to keep records of everyone and keep a list on hand of at least 10 guys we could fire on the spot if needed.

they dont have to fire you if you violate company policy but they reserve the right to do so if they wish. she can fight it, a lot of companies automatically fight unemployment claims. she better be ready for a long wait and have some good proof
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:06 AM
 
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Yup, same way at my last workplace. I know people with way more pts that still ahve their jobs and they talk about it openly like its nothing. I caught the flu and came in with a Dr. excuse and was called into the office to be told i was short 1/2 a pt. Apparently the excuse didnt cover what i thought it covered so i was short 1/2 pt and was terminated.

Filed for unemployment and had to wait forever, but I kept calling in. Finally I, after a month or two of hearing "You have been given credit but no checks have been issued" called, and heard that my checks had be mailed out... wonderful feeling.
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