Can I get fired for being in the hospital - Florida unemployment question
(hialeah, fl )
If i got sick and was in the hospital for 5 days can i get fired?
That's sort of a loaded question because it doesn't include any details about the sequence of events or the seriousness of the illness.
Generally speaking, yes .. anyone can be fired for anything .. as long as the employer hasn't broken any laws or violated any of your rights, but as far as unemployment is concerned whether a law has been broken is not what they are looking for.
If an employer chooses to fire a person .. and they cannot prove "willful misconduct" .. they're going to lose.
I use to see employers fight this situation all the time by trying to prove the "willful misconduct" was the fact that the employee did not follow the employer's call in procedure.
So clearly, this would present a problem to a person who had to go to the hospital and was cognitive enough to take care of this consideration (requirement).
They also use the tactic that you could have had a family member do it for you.
Since the question lacks specificity .. so does my answer.