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Can I be fired?
I live in the state of NC, an At Will state. I am having rotary cuff surgery and
want to know can my boss fire me before my surgery for poor performance?
Asked on May 6, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, North Carolina
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 7 years ago | Contributor
Yes, you can be fired for poor performance if you are having surgery. While the law prevents an employer from firing you because of a medical condition or medical treatment, medical reasons do not protect or insulate you from being fired for other valid, non-medical causes, including poor performance.
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