Saint Charles, MO asked in Employment Law for Missouri

Q: I was fired from my job after missing 3 days due to me having covid and my condition am I able to start a case?

I was told I used 9 of my eto days when I in fact only used 7 days. Then my condition got worse and I wasn't able to contact anyone about not being able to work and eventually received an email stating I had been terminated for absence.

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Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer

A: More information is needed to analyze your situation. If these events occurred prior to December 31, 2020, your employer may have violated the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by failing to provide you with 2 weeks of paid sick leave and by retaliating against you for exercising your right to that leave. Whether a violation occurs depends on the size of your employer, how long you have been employed, and how long you were off work, among other things. You should contact an employment law attorney in your area to discuss the details of your situations and your options.

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