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Old 10-01-2014, 09:51 AM
 
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On sunday i had to rush to hospital due to doing serious damage to my neck, i done this at 10:30am and was due in work at 12pm. I got fired later that night for being 'unreliable' is there anyway i could take him to court? And another thing, i know a lot about this guy i.e he's dodging taxes and doing things he shouldn't be doing? he also made a few comments about my breasts, but i don't have any physical proof & i also did not have a contract. Need advice please?
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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Not much you can do except file for unemployment and drop a dime with the IRS.
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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You can't really go back and say "Well he did this, and this and that, but I didn't say anything. But now I lost my job, I am saying something!".

Was this documented? Did you have other times you didn't show up for work? Did you call or have someone call and let your work know you were in the hospital?
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If it is a right to work state and if the injury occurred outside of work, they certainly can fire you.

I'm going to take a wild guess and draw the conclusion that it wasn't the first time you didn't show up for work. Businesses do not fire their best and most reliable workers for a trip to the hospital. You get fired for a trip to the hospital if they are verging on getting rid of you anyway and just looking for a good reason.

Or maybe, you talked too much about suing them and word got back to management and you gave them a good reason to dump you. You are not loyal to them, so no reason for them to show any loyalty to you.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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Need advice please?
Life isn't fair, find a new job.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:02 PM
 
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If it is a right to work state and if the injury occurred outside of work, they certainly can fire you.
What does the prohibition of labor union membership requirements for employment have to do with this situation?
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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What does the prohibition of labor union membership requirements for employment have to do with this situation?
Absolutely nothing. Pretty sure the poster meant "At-Will employment state", not right to work.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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Meh. Find another job and quit calling in sick.
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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You have a great case.. I see at least 500K coming to you on this one!
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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go to this site (national employment lawyers assoc). Select your state/province, then click on the box marked 'wrongful termination' and anything else you think applies. You'll get a list of lawyers in your area. Get an appointment with one, and see what they say. There is no way to even take a wild guess at the answer to your question without knowing what state you are in.
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