Warren, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: I am currently under a doctor ordered quarantine until the 11th my employers trying to force me to return today or fired

Can i be fired or pointed for obeying a doctor ordered quarantine .. I have only been in quarantine 7 days so far and my employer gave me the ultimatum of show up or be pointed and fired

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Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: By requiring that you return to work in violation of a doctor's instruction to quarantine, your employer may be violating the sick leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. You would first need to determine if you are eligible for protection under these provisions. As an initial matter, your employer must have less than 500 employees, and you must have been employed for at least 30 calendar days. You should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss whether the FFCRA protections apply to you and if so, what remedies are available to you if your employer terminates your employment while you are under a doctor's instruction to quarantine.

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