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I'm not sure of the contract - it's an "at will" work place.
I do feel it could be because of FMLA. My daughter was sick 2 weeks ago, on a Sunday, and I had her at the hospital. At first they thought it was spinal meningitis but after all of the tests it came back at mono. I called Monday am to let her know my daughter was sick and she had an attitude and said this was an occurrence. I called in for a FMLA and was told that while this was pending she couldn't give it and if she tried to let them know. On Wednesday am when I called to let her know that I wouldn't be in, she told me she needed all paperwork showing what the illness was and the hospital forms to show she was at the hospital - everything pertaining to it. I took the 2 hospital forms in and the page from the FMLA that the dr had filled out stating what the illness was and how many days it would last. I was told this was against my rights by someone that worked there, but did it anyway so I wouldn't get in trouble. She then brought the papers back to me and said it didn't cover 2 days and I needed a note from the dr office. I called the dr and picked it up that afternoon and took it to her. She again said it wasn't enough - it was for my daughter and not me. I explained there wasn't going to be one for me - my daughter was the one that was sick. I have an FMLA and need to have surgery. This is the "issues" she was talking about in the meeting.
When I tried to leave I was verbally told I couldn't. She closed the door when I entered I told her I didn't feel comfortable about it because I was upset from the previous meeting. I asked her not to yell or point her finger at me but it seemed to make matters worse.
Let me also state that she is black. Other black co workers can take time off and re-arrange their schedules with no problem. The Friday I came back a black male co worker called in to say that he wasn't coming in because I member of his church was under the weather and he was taking the day off to visit them. No occurrence was threatened.
Thank you so much for the advice - it helps alot!
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