Q: I was terminated on the day that I was supposed to start due to me refusing to go to work with COVID like symptoms.
I told them I would get tested tomorrow and they called me today and told me not to bother coming back. I believe this is extremely negligent because If I went to work and turned out to have COVID I could infect numerous amounts of people. So how can I get punished for protecting me and others. I want to know if This could potentially be a case because I do not think it is fair to be terminated just because I was following the guidelines of potential COVID cases
A: You were likely entitled to emergency sick leave pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). If you were terminated because you were experiencing symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis, you may have a legal claim against your employer.
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