Harrisburg, PA asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Is a restaurant employer allowed to terminate me after written warnings where I was sick with a contagious illness?

I have worked in a restaurant for the past 4 years. Recently the state of management has gone downhill. As someone who also works in the medical field, I understand I, as an employee, am not allowed to go into work around food with contagious conditions. I provided them two seperate doctors note and I was still written up. I recently had a death in the family and alerted them 2 hours in advance I would need the time for bereavement - written up and possibly looking at being fired. Do restaurants have separate house rules they are allowed to follow? This is a place in PA.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You should file for unemployement as you were not terminated for cause where you had necessitous and compelling reasons.

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