I am on probation at work but I got sick and the Emergency room put me off yesterday and gave me a work excuse. Can they legally fire me?
If your sickness was one of the illness covered by the ADAAA which covers temporary disability they cannot fire you. You are protected. Talk with a local attorney. Most will give you a free consultation. There is an example of this in the EEOC ADA Manual.
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