I was recently suspended from my job (amazon driver) for refusing to drop off packages in a location that i felt unsafe in.
It was on top of mountains and I had already gotten stuck twice.
I was then suspended indefinitely pending an investigation without pay. But i have yet to get an update on if im fired. But if i am...
My question is if my first day of suspension qualified as a termination, and if so will i qualify for Section 203 penalties.
Suspension is not the same as termination. You do not get a final paycheck for being terminated. That law only applies if you have been terminated.
Good luck to you.
This answer should not be construed to create any attorney-client relationship. Such a relationship can be formed only through the mutual execution of an attorney-client agreement. The answer given is based on the extremely limited facts provided and the proper course of action might change significantly with the introduction of other facts. All who read this answer should not rely on the answer to govern their conduct. Please seek the advice of competent counsel after disclosing all facts to that attorney. This answer is intended for California residents only. The answering party is only licensed to practice in the State of California.
To further Mr. Pedersen's correct comment, there is narrow exceptions when the suspension is very long in duration that it could result in Section 203 penalties against the employer. If the company does terminate you, you should consult an employment law attorney if you feel the length of your suspension was overly long. Best of luck.
This posting does not create any attorney-client relationship. The information presented here is general in nature and is not intended nor should be construed as legal advice for any particular case or client. For specific advice about your particular situation, please consult with your own attorney. This posting is not intended to constitute an advertisement nor a solicitation.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline