Can I collect if I am fired for attendance?
Where I work they have a system of how many days you can take off before getting warnings. I am up to a final warning right now. I have been sick for the past week, i've actually recieved my final warning earlier this week for this sickness. Yesterday I came back to work and was still feeling sick but needed to put in hours, I work in a call center and I was still having flu symptoms and I left early in my shift. Now I haven't been fired yet cause today is my scheduled day off, but I won't be surprised if I am fired when I come back on Wednesday. I have a dr's appt scheduled for tomorrow to see what the problem is but i'm worried that they will still let me go. I live in pennsylvania, thank you.
Almost all employers have an attendance policy with a progressive discipline procedure in place.
Sometimes they also have a policy about providing doctor notes for absences exceeding a certain number of days .. does yours?
It's a good thing you will be going to the doctor .. make sure you get a not.
As long as you have been following the call off procedure and the employer is aware your absences were due to be ill .. they can fire you, but it will be hard for the employer to sustain it was for "misconduct". Illness is a condition that is considered beyond our control .. especially when documented by you.