Good evening! I can help you out with your legal question tonight. No, employer's never "force" you to work and you have the choice whether to come into work or not.
The court would have said that the person should have gone to the hospital or not gone into work.
If the employer would have threatened to fire him/her because of an injury or surgery, then that could be different.
But just telling the person to come into work, even when they are sick, is not actionable.
Are you there?
So the law is skewered towared the employer. If the employer has given the employee the impression that they work whenever or will be fired, then the employee has no recourse legally?
That is correct, until the employer actually fires the employee. Then there will be new options for the employee.
I actually expected that.. I was worried that at 63, with appendicitis and knee surgery all within 2 weeks that they may take my Pharmacy away from me after I have given 16 years of my life to it. Life is not always fair and I will survive. Thanks for your professional help.
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