Can my employer fire me if I am out on medical leave

I work for a company that has a union and I was out of work on short term disabilty when the short term ran out I was still not well to return to work to having surgery. I was told by another worker that I have been terminated and I never received and paper work from my company stating that I had been terminated. I talked to the union rep but nothing has been done in my favor yet. I have call the union rep and he did call me back last Friday and I called him back this Tuesday but as of the day I havent heard anything from them. I have all my notes from by doctor.

1 answer  |  asked Jul 22, 2011 7:14 PM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

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Reagan Weaver
You should not assume that your coworker is right if you have not heard anything yourself. You are correct to ask the union to look into it, or you can call your supervisor yourself. The union contract with the company probably spells out your rights. Federal law may also speak to your rights if you have not been out more than 12 weeks.

posted by Reagan Weaver  |  Jul 24, 2011 7:28 PM [EST]

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