Fired for misconduct
by Erika Guerrero
(Chicago, Il USA)
I was fired on July 15 2010 in Chicago IL by my manager.
I worked under a bad hostile environment. My manager wrote me up for a no call no show on 2/6/10 she screwed up with the schedule and had nobody working with that doctor that day and she pinned it on me and another coworker and clamied she had made a revised schedule which we never saw and when I asked her why didn't she hand them out like she usually does she said I am not your baby sitter to hold your hand. And in march I was absent for 3 weeks suffering from panic and anxiety attacks with high blood pressure that I acquired because of her. She made me do things like forge temp logs and banyon kit logs because she never kept up with them at work otherwise we would be in big trouble. I couldn't take it and I became an awful person to my family because I felt so bad and sick about my job to much pressure. She constantly reminded me that insubordination was means for termination. So I received my written warning I missed again in June 1st and 2nd for the same reason that I was sick and when I came back to work I was laid with my final warning. after that I tried my best to take my meds and try to deal with the situation but on July 9th I arrived late to my job let me say that this was the first time that I was ever late to work for this employer I overslept because the meds I took for the anxiety just knocked me out. So on July 15 I was discharged stating because I was late. But other employees also on there final warning were always late and they never got discharged as me. She said that they have a 7 min grace period but in reality when I asked her boss its not true. I was given my benefits and was ruled in my favor so after two months of receiving money I got a letter for reconsideration because it was a misconduct and I was ineligible for benefits so I filled an appeal IDES was the one that filled this not the employer what can I do please help.
Why were you allowed benefits?