Denver, CO asked in Employment Law for Colorado

Q: Is it wrongful termination if my husband had doctor excuses?

My husband was fired after being absent with doctor notes due to medical issues potentially caused by his job.

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A: It depends on the size of your husband's employer and the protections that may be available to him under the law. Do you know if your husband was eligible for protected leave under the Family Medical Leave Act? If not, he may have been entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act in the form of a medical leave. Your question does not provide enough information to determine whether your husband may have a claim. You should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss.

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