can i get unemployment if i have been fired for attendance due to pregnancy?
(seattle, wa, usa)
I work for a company that has a point system. If you get 8 points you're terminated. Im seven months pregnant and have accumulated 8 points due to leaving early and calling out sick due to pregnancy sickness. Im unable to provide doctors notes for everyday Ive missed since I don't go to my doctor every time Im not feeling well. However I do have a two doctor notes. Even though my boss knows that when I leave early or miss a day of work its due to my pregnancy, she still holds those days against me and assigns points. I can claim unemployment for being fired for attendance due to pregnancy sick days?
Yes, you can and should try, but I'm confused as to why you didn't attempt to get intermittent FMLA for illness during your pregnancy. Did the employer ever suggest it to you?