I work 2hrs away from where I live, I came back to work 3 wks early from maternity leave due to employee shortage. Wa had an unexpected snow storm, so i missed 2 days of work due to snow storm 1 day due to ER visit for myself but went to work late and 1 day due to follow-up to ER. I never missed work before and we are on a point system, my manager thinks I did not call in/I did but none of my messages were relayed from her supervisor, (I am her lead for another dept.) I know the rules and regulations for the company. I wasnt due to come back to work until 23dec08 all this took place 21dec08-24dec08 I was terminated on 29dec08 with no prior tardies or absentee/no prior warnings and no points on record and no violations in my employee file.
If you have a union or an employment contract you have protection. Otherwise, an employee at will has little or no recourse.
Discrimination based on age, gender, race, religious belief etc.... might provide a different answer.
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