Louisville, KY asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kentucky

Q: I left work in an ambulance from Illness shortness of breath I was asked to work without being clocked. Do I have a case

I was sick for a couple months. I was asked to come back repeatedly eventually I told her I would even though I wasn’t 100%. When I showed up she had informed me that they terminated me in the system to get around having to complete some of monthly training. So I could not clock in I wasn’t in the system. She asked me to work anyway. I spent about 4-5 hours on the line straight before I almost collapsed from shortness of breath. Called an ambulance myself because no one stopped to help me. Was taken to the hospital. I did not get paid for the hours I did work.

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: You may have a claim for the 4-5 hours you worked but that is all. The Labor Board might be interested in the fact they showed you as terminated in the system. That smacks of fraudulent behavior.

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