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I got hurt on the job, in front of the owner a couple months

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I got hurt on the job, in front of the owner a couple months back, and injured my arm/elbow/hand, I asked to go to the doctors, was told by the owner who seen me fall, that if I do, his Insurance company guy will tell him to fire me?. Now, I was injured in a motor vehicle accident on 01/30/2016, have been going to the doctors Feb. was 3 times a week, and now in march 2 times a week, these are therapy appointments that were made by the Physicians group, I gave work a copy of the dates, and told them these were the day's I know of so far, I had appointments last week on Tues. weds. and Thurs. left Tuesday for my appointment at 3:30 in the afternoon like usual, on Weds. morning I get to work and the Owner says we need to have a meeting with everyone, we have the meeting, he says we all need to be there all day, I need to schedule my appointments on my lunch hour, or at 8am. I told him I can only have what was open at the doctors office and I will try, and I also told him I still have an appointment Today Weds. at 2pm. I left work at 12:30 because of the MRI place was in Bradenton a distance away, By the time I got done it was 5:30. I came into work Thursday morning, he called me over and said "I think you need to load your tools up I think your done", I asked why, he said we just had the meeting yesterday and you still left and you didn't call or come back to work?, I told him I told you in the meeting I still had the doctors scheduled? I didn't argue because he fired me and there was no point. Friday I went in to get my last check, he tried to get me to sign a piece of paper stating the reason he fired me was because of my attitude?, I told him that was incorrect, you told me yesterday that the reason was I didn't call or come back from my doctors appointment? What you have written here is incorrect and I am not signing it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.

This is Samuel. I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.

Do you want to know if he can keep your wages until you sign?

Expert:  Samuel II replied 1 year ago.

When you went to get your pay check was it a regular pay day?