I was terminated yesterday for not reporting to work while under doctors orders to remain off of work until Sept. 19th. My employer had the proper documentation from my doctor, as well as speaking to my doctor over the phone. I was still terminated?

I was order off of work from Sept 8 through Sept 18th by my doctor. My employer was notified, and given the proper doctors statement. Upon returning to work, i was fired for no call...no show. Is this legal?

1 answer  |  asked Sep 20, 2017 2:38 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

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Phyllis Towzey
I can't really answer this question without additional information, such as what the company's sick leave policy is, whether you had exhausted all accrued leave under that policy, whether you reported off for work consistent with the policy, and whether your absence was covered by FMLA. If you were not under FMLA and you had exhausted your accrued leave, then the company could fire you, but you would be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.

posted by Phyllis Towzey  |  Sep 21, 2017 10:33 AM [EST]

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