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Being denied a day off and then calling in sick

I am a student who has worked for a company for 2.5 years. In this time I was never late, had never called in sick and only took time off that was previously requested. My ex-employer treated me (and everyone else on the job) really bad. For example, he would swear at me, embarrass me in front of customers, talk down to me, and belittle me on a daily basis. I had gotten fed up and was unhappy with my job. The first time I attempted to request this particular day off I was told he was too busy to deal with the request and he would get back to me. A week later I had not heard back so I found another employee who was willing to cover the shift. I spoke to my employer about this and he told me that he denied my request for the day off and the other employee could not work for me b/c it would create over-time hours. I called in sick that day.




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What is it you want to know?

This part is irrelevant My ex-employer treated me (and everyone else on the job) really bad. For example, he would swear at me, embarrass me in front of customers, talk down to me, and belittle me on a daily basis. I had gotten fed up and was unhappy with my job.

So what are the missing details ..

The employer's policy which addresses time off requests and the attendance policy.

And .. whether you were sick that day .. truly and whether your employer can prove that you weren't and can somehow prove where you really were.

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by: Anonymous

My ex-employer is fighting my unemployment because he is saying I called in sick when I really wasn't sick. He claims that I was "angry" because I did not receive the day off. He also claims that other employees overheard me saying I was going to call in sick.

There is no company handbook and I have never been spoke to about the attendence policy. I'm not sure what the company rules are on this. I have requested my personnel file and it is blank, no warnings (verbal or written), no write ups, etc. The only paperwork in the file is paperwork related to this unemployment claim.

How could my employer prove that I was not sick? I was fired over the phone when I called in sick and was never given an opportunity to provide a doctors note, etc.

Any suggestions on how I can handle this situation would be very much appreciated.



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