Getting fired when you have doctors orders to be off.
(Shepherdsville, KY, USA)
I was wondering if my doctor put me off work for a week and I have already been in trouble over my attendance can they terminate me? Can anybody give me some advise bcuz I'm in a position and am afraid I may lose my job of 4 years. Terry
Yup, an employer can fire you for being absent due to illness if you are not protected by the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act).
But if they do, and you have verifiable doctor orders to not work .. you'll collect unemployment because it is a discharge for a reason other than misconduct .. even if you are on thin ice for attendance issues.
It's because a "verified illness" is beyond your control.
Just be sure to provide the orders to the employer and just to be safe .. continue to follow any call-off procedure.