I was fired from an $85,000 a year job - reason given was "abandonment
of job" - "no call, no show." Because of a DUI, I was incarcerated and had an exec assistant from the company call and e-mail a message that I had a family emergency and needed the week off. I had unused vacation time, sick time and comp time and expected (like every year) it would be applied when needed. All I want is to collect unemployment benefits
but the reason used will compromise that.
I have a written document stating my position would not be replaced until next year when a current employee will be given my sales responsibility, commission only.
Could this be a reduction in force? Was I fired because I'm a 66 y.o. woman with a good salary who may have a problem with alcohol and needed counseling? My system does not assimilate alcohol like a normal person (gastric bypass and allergy to alcohol) - was this a health condition compromising my ability to perform the job functions (FMLA
Do I have a cause of action for damages? Vacation pay and severance were denied.
There's a phone hearing on Nov. 14 to determine unemployment benefits. I've fed ex(ed)
my notice of absence, termination
letter, letter stating I will not be replaced until next year and four years of excellent performance reviews. The 2013 one, however, reflects a counseling session for drinking
so they were aware of my problem.
Was this abandonment of the job in the legal sense or unlawful termination based on the reason given? Any way of getting unemployment
This is an unbelievable website - thank you for your valuable answers. Maggy