Irvine, CA asked in Employment Law for California

Q: My friend started a job recently at a local well known retail store. She's been there about a month. She

reported to work one day. Upon arrival, they take employees temperatures due to covid. Even though her temperature was normal, she was sent home because she was sweaty. She walked to work on a hot day, hence the sweat. She was told that she would be contacted by HR about her situation and when to report back to work. It's been 11 days now and no call from HR. She has called her manager several times and they have told her they are waiting for HR. Do they have to pay her for the day she reported to work and was sent home? What about unemployment or disability pay since it was a covid related incident?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your friend needs to consult with a local employment law attorney about her own problems. She should apply for unemployment insurance.

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