(Closed) Can my manager do that?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d check with the union.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It really depends on your state laws and your union rules. Is there someone from the union that you can talk to about this? They would be able to give specific direction on the policy for this kind of thing.

Do your terms of employment include a certain number of sick days? Do you have a doctor’s note saying you can’t work today? Even if you’re not guaranteed sick days, you will be more likely to keep you job if you get a note.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Do you have a doctors note?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Check your handbook, call the board on Monday.

California has strict laws that are often in your favor.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Definitely have your union rep physically present any time she wants to speak to you about disciplinary action, including termination. Might piss her off, but it could save your job. It probably also matters how long you’ve been employed…for example if you’ve only been there 3 weeks, 3 call-outs is a lot and enough to reasonably claim that you have an “unsatisfactory pattern of attendence.” Let us know what happens! Rooting for you. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

At only 2 months on the job, have you even joined the union yet? Paid the dues?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Are you in a probationary period of any kind? California is an at-will employment state, but I would imagine your union contract protects you from that…I wouldn’t know, I worked some pretty crappy jobs there and have only been in a union in another state. If she’s pissed off at you, she may just manufacture “cause” to fire you anyway. Fight it as hard as you can with your union! 

Post # 16
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Honey bee

Yes, the union is your best bet. I hope it all works out. 

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