Hi, I want to know if I have a case for wrongful termination against a municipal corporation. I was a union worker terminated in July of 2015 for being out of work due to being sick. I was seen by my physician and also by the physician that is a part of the municipal corporation. It is their policy to be seen by their physician after missing more than a week of work and getting approval to return to work. The proper papers were presented to the clerk and I was able to return to work. As a part-time worker my schedule was always given to me a day before. Not too long after I called the clerk to get my schedule for the next day. I was told there wasn't any work for me because I was fired for being in the sick book and missing work. I was sent a letter about 2 weeks later from the manager stating that I was being terminated for going AWOL and had until a certain date to come in and meet with her. The meeting with the manager didn't go well. Employees are allowed 6 sickbook leaves within a 12 month period, I was on my 5th. She was trying to get me to sign some forms but I refused. She then offered a suspension instead if I signed the forms, again I refused. I was at no fault at all.
You may have some claims but some may be barred (assuming you haven't already filed anything) based on time limits. I strongly suggest you contact an employment lawyer ASAP to discuss your case. Many of us will provide a free consultation.
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