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I was out under doctors care for pnemonia from Wednesday to Mondy, June 15th. I called in on Sunday to verify what time I needed to come in and was told by my supervisor that my services was not needed and I could pick my check up Wednesday. Does this fall under wrongful termination??

Asked on June 15, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I doubt that it's wrongful termination.  It would be very hard to prove that you were fired for missing these four days of work, and other than that, you are probably, like most people, an employee "at will," without a contract.  The company does not need a reason to fire you, as long as they avoid illegal reasons like discrimination and retaliation.

There are some very limited exceptions.  If you think there is a possibility that there is some other reason why what your employer did was wrongful, beyond what you've explained here, you should talk to an attorney in your area.  One place to find a lawyer is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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