Being out with the flu?
I was fired after I returned to work after being out for the flu. I had been sent home a week before and was out for 2 days and came back to work while I was still sick. I had ended up calling out of work the following Thursday and Friday after I was sent home the previous week for the same illness. I made sure that i called the call out number voice system everytime i was going to be out. I had let them know with enough time as required by the employer. I was however givin a verbal warning around 2 weeks before my termination occured. It was for being late to work. My group leader told me that if i was going to be late again then dont even bother with coming back to work. I was not late from then on. I was however out for being sick and one of the times I was sent home due to having the flu and per request from the medical nurse on grounds. I had not completly overcome the flu that I had which was why I called out the following week. When I had returned to work the group leader came up to me and told me to give him my badge and he walked me out. The only other thing that he had said to me was, "I told you so." I filed my unemployment claim and I had gotten the call from the UI rep to ask me my side of why I was fired. I told her that I was sick and I had been out with the flu. SHe had asked me if I was givin any warning prior to my termination and I told her yes, that i was giving a verbal warning to not be late again and proceeded to tell her that I was not late after that warning and that the only reason that i was out was because of the flu. SHe had contacted the employer and they had told her that I was fired for violating their attendence policy. I was givin a total of 6 days that I could miss and had not violated that rule and I had also called out with enough givin notice to the employer of my absence. I have an appeal this 2-19-2010. Any information you can provide for me would be greatly appreciated.
Whose appeal is this .. yours or the employer?