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OT: Lost job today

OK I'm bummed out and just wanna vent. I had a medical procedure week before last, had a reaction to the meds, missed 2 days of work, brought in a doctor's excuse, had both sick and vacation time to cover it, my boss DOCKED my paycheck for both days. When I protested, she fired me for INSUBORDINATION. I don't have the right to protest being docked? SHEESH...
Ok, now I'm looking for that NEW door to open WIDE....
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Karleen Cole 
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Vibrant Jewels
Oh, Karleen!
I'm so sorry! That's terrible! Is there anything you can do to get your job back? Can't you file a complaint with the Labor Board about them docking your pay when you had sick days?
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Jerri 
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Agreed - there's got to be a law against that, somewhere.
Sending you employment vibes!
Barbara
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Barbara Forbes-Lyons
I was thinking of doing that, do you have any contact info?
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Karleen Cole 
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Vibrant Jewels
I would Google "Labor Board" in your state, or look under government listings in the phone book.
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Jerri 
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Either your boss is an ass or they are running out of money and just looking for an excuse to fire someone. Good Luck and I hope you find much better job.
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Connie Ryman 
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C Ryman
A little of both I think! LOL Went to a job fair today - that was interesting. Thanks for your support.
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Karleen Cole 
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Vibrant Jewels
So sorry to hear that, Karleen. :( That is just wrong!
At every workplace, they are supposed to post a little info cardboard notice about your rights as an employee. Get a co-worker to find the info for you... I haven't seen/read one in years, but I believe there has to be a phone number for you to call and protest your firing and/or turn in your old employer for an unethical firing.
In the meantime, go to your unemployment office and file for unemployment. Even if your old boss protests paying the unemployment, the person who interviews the both of you will find out that you had the sick days and vacation time to cover what the old boss refused to pay and then fired you over questioning it. Good luck.
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Linda 
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Thanks my friend, you're the greatest. I haven't seen any of that info where I was working, but you're right, I have seen it in places I've worked before and I remember it's a requirement to post those notices. If ANYONE can get this info for me I'd appreciate it!
As I posted somewhere else, I found out I have a friend at the employment commission and he's already helping me get the medical info I need. Looks good so far...
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Karleen Cole 
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Vibrant Jewels
Karleen,
for all I know they are required to post that information, openly and publicly like the place I work does. You should be able to find the same information online. From what you posted originally I wouldn't be too surprised if you couldn't sue them for discrimination (age comes to mind, which would be the first thing I'd go for these days, and I think you're a bit older than me). Disability is another one. And by all means take Linda's advice and file for unemployment. Having been a small time employer once I have seen that from the employer's side. When you're right you're right, when you aren't (I'd still dispute that one) things can get unpleasant (didn't in our case). And the rightful ones we fully supported in their claims (including encouraging them to file when we closed that business). In your case it sounds like you have everything going against your (former) employer.
As this sort of information is supposed to be posted in every workplace with employees it should be rather easy to find.
Maren (know a few more things about these things than most people know)
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I applied for unemployment that same day, and I found I have a friend at the VEC that is helping me. So it's all good...
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Karleen Cole 
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