Statesville, NC asked in Employment Law for North Carolina

Q: Can an employer write someone up for missing time because their child keeps getting sick?

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Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Yes, and the employee can be fired for missing work even if the doctor gives a note. The only exception is if the child's condition meets the definition of serious health condition under the FMLA and the parent is an FMLA eligible employee with remaining FMLA leave.

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