I was in a wreck and couldn't work and had documents to show that but I was told I Job abandonment but I didn't call. Since Aug we have a policy to give a call but I couldn't speak due to my throat when I was in the accident jaw shifted and I inhaled the black powder when in the accident and I do not have family here so I text my supervisor and my supervisor stated for me when I can come back to bring my excuses and I also also asked if I could fax but she said bring them when I come back but I called my GM and I was told that after three days it’s job abandonment and because I didn't call it’s job abandonment.
Sounds like you are working for the wrong company. You may want to call an employment lawyer in your state to see if there has been any violation of any state statutes. Sign up for unemployment insurance now, assuming you can work now.
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I agree with my colleague. You need an employment attorney. Please make sure you receive treatment for your injuries and contact a personal injury attorney regarding the wreck.
I agree with the other two responses that you should probably contact an employment lawyer in Georgia because you may have claims against your former employer under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Whether you have claims or not depends on a variety of factors, including whether you and your employer are covered by the FMLA and/or ADA, how long you were out of work, what notice you provided and when, and others. Most employment lawyers will offer a free consultation in situations like this. I hope you are recovering and wish you well.
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