I was fired for being absent 4 times in 3 months. Two days in March, two in May. I was spoken to about my attendance in November. Got a positive eval in March. Was sick in December. My doctor advised me to not go to work pending test results, as he was sending me for a few. I brought a note to my boss, who told me I should work anyway and that my note was not needed. I proceeded to work and not get my tests done. Needless to say, my issues were still ongoing and I needed the days. I had been there sick before plenty of times, but with this particular illness it is not right to the other staff for me to be there. I should probably add that I work in healthcare for the elderly so contamination could be a very bad thing for our patients. My company is notorious for fighting unemployment, but is very fearful when it comes to misconduct on their part. Does the fact that I was working since December against medical advice count for anything when it comes to this? Any opinions are appreciated. Thanks
I need to know the specific reasons for the 2 absences in March and in May.
I particularly want to know what the reason was for the final incident .. that prompted the discharge.
Unemployment is decided on details RJ and when it comes to discharges for attendance. They become very interested in the final incident.
Even if someone is on a final written warning for attendance lacking “good cause” for the absences, unemployment is possible if the reason for the final absence was not within the employees control.