Can I sue my company for terminating me due to being out from testing positive for Covid-19?
- babyboomer1001Lv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
No. They need reliable employees and that means healthy employees. You are paid to be there, not off sick. If you have over-extended the number of sick days you are allowed, then they have every right to fire you.Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Employment law experience.
- curtisports2Lv 74 weeks ago
You can sue anyone. Your chances of winning are slim. If you work for an employer with less than 50 employees or a larger one and have been employed less than a year, FMLA would not apply (assuming you filed the FMLA paperwork for this illness). If you are not covered under a collective bargaining unit with a labor union, that would address absence due to illness, you are an at-will employee. The employer doesn't need a reason to terminate someone as long as it's not discriminatory. Your being unavailable to work is reason enough and again, they don't need a reason. A lawsuit would go nowhere.
- SlickterpLv 74 weeks ago
- notLv 74 weeks ago
FMLA rules cover these issues in the US. Read up.
Flma doesn't apply to companies with fewer than 50 employees. You can't expect a company to go out of business while you are sick
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- Anonymous4 weeks ago
workers rights ?.
what are you, a red communist ?
what next, demanding "human rights" .
this is not a democracy
- RobinLv 74 weeks ago
yes of course you can