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A friend of mine was terminated due to missing 4 days for
treating a very serious health condition. The specifics
would have been in direct violation of the FMLA
guidelines, but she was only with the employer for 2
months before this. Is there any legal action she can
Asked on August 29, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
Absent sick days or PTO to cover time missed, an unexcused ansence is reason for termination. In fact, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination or an employment contract/union agreement to the contrary, an employee can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all, with or without notice.
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