Dayton, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: can I be terminated if, employer says to work from home 3 weeks later disconnected the my work cell I need to do my job

I am also currently on FMLA because I have autoimmune disease

HR was on the email my boss sent me saying I was refusing to work. Even though I offered suggestions like having IT remotely add the phone app to my computer or have the calls go to voicemail and I return the calls using my personal cell phone

I work under the Ohio teachers contract

I started working from home 3/13/2020 and my boss changed phone carriers and had my work phone disconnected 3/31/2020 without telling me.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you are on FMLA you cannot be terminated as you are not supposed to be working anyway. If they terminate you while you are on leave you have several causes of action against your employer.

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