Aurora, CO asked in Animal / Dog Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Colorado

Q: I live in Colorado, am I allowed time off work if my dog passed away. I got fired for coming in late the day he was died

The day my dog died I had taken him to the vet in the morning for a follow up check up I called into work to let them know I was going to come in late and I was going to make him stable comfortable and I will come in to work to finish my shift, I got fired that day and their excuse was lack of attendance, what rights do I have as a pet owner and my dog dying.

1 Lawyer Answer
Juliet Piccone
Juliet Piccone
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You have no right to work in the state of Colorado period. Your dog has the same legal status as a toaster. Sorry.

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