Philadelphia, PA asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Consumer Law for Pennsylvania

Q: My job cancelled us from calling out.. They are telling people if they call out they will use disciplinary actions

When the employe began to call and She stated she had upset stomach and diarrhea they told the employee come to work. They wrote her as a know call no show on a sign in sheet for a rule they decide to make up today even though she gave more then 4 hour notice, They're saying this due to the covid, they aren’t allowing people to call out, even those who don’t feel good . They are placing the people with asthma on wards with patients who tested positive. They are liars and not to be trusted, they refused to tell the employees who tested positive due to hippa, the supervisors aren’t really being supervisor they rather place the fear of god into you and tell you your getting PDC or fired for man made laws that they decided to come up with.. when people with asthma complained about being on a infected ward they told them well everybody had something

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

A: Several things going on--possible health code violations, things the Joint Committee on the Acreditation of Hospitals would want to know about, as well as the State Health Department or other agencies that regulate that establishment. A person who is sanctioned for calling out sick because they were would have a cause to get unemployment coverage. If they are being idiots, anyone seeking a callout for health reasons would want to contact their doctor so at least there is a record that they had taken the next step. However, these days many health facilities are looking for workers, so you can also vote with your feet.

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