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I have been told by my employer that i cannot call out for any reason from now on, even if i am sick, i"ve been told that i would be terminated. i am a sisabled citizen of the united states. previously , i have always called in if i can" show. is it legal for them to tell me that i will be tminated if i call out again for any reason. i have had a stroke. but i still work.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

South carolina

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

At will full time

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I work at the chas. int. airport, i am contracted as a floor tech.

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Employment Lawyer: Roy Hadavi,
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I am sorry to hear that your employer has threatened you with termination.

South Carolina is an at-will employment state. That means that either you or the employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason at all. The limitation is that employers cannot terminate an employee for an illegal reason, such as discrimination or retaliation for exercising an employee's legal right.

There is currently no legal requirement in South Carolina to provide sick leave. However, the American's with Disabilities Act may protect you based on your illness. You can file a complaint with the Department of Justice for violation of the American's with Disabilities Act by clicking here.

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