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. I found this phone call wildly inappropriate and I do not think it is anyone's business except mine and my doctors.
I would agree that if you are out on a documented an approved medical leave, then it is no one's business what activities you are engaging in while you are off work.
. I know that I cannot be fired while on medical leave, but when I am back can I be fired for supposed rumors?
From a purely legal perspective, if you are not under any type of written employment contract
, then under WA law, you would be considered an "at will
" employee. What this means is that an employee can quit or an employer can fire or change the terms of employment (change hours, location, duties, pay, etc.) at any time for any or no reason at all.
So to be honest, if you aren't under contract, they can terminate you for any or no reason at all once you return.
I am sorry that I don’t have better news, but please understand that I do have an ethical and professional obligation to provide customers with legally correct answers, even when an answer is not favorable to the customer.