Recently my fiancee passed away in late june I ended up missing two weeks of work cause of 4th of july weekend causing arraignment to run longer, kept my job informed about the situation after being told my job will be there when i return. Upon my return i was asked to bring an excuse in order to return to work even after having an excuse i was still told i would possibly still not have a job. Is there any legal steps to take so i can keep my job or is having to goto court over a local owned diner for compensation necessary?
Missing work, even for a good reason, is generally a perfectly valid reason for termination from a job. It is probably one of the most common reasons. There is no general legal entitlement to a job.
If you missed work work because of the serious illness of a spouse and otherwise qualified for FMLA leave, your would be protected. I'm not aware of any protections, however, for a fiancee. Sorry to hear about your loss and the job situation.
I agree with my colleagues. There are no legal steps you can take to force your employer to keep you on. Excessive absences is a valid and very common reason to terminate someone. Further, Georgia is an employment at will state. That means your employer could terminate you even without a good reason. I hope it doesn't come to that, and I am sorry for your loss.
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