Elyria, OH asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio

Q: Can my employer put me on unpaid administrative leave cause another employee lying about me saying I said a curse word

A week prior to being put on unpaid administrative leave my supervisor had asked me if I said the F word at work while I was in a meeting with my union grievance official. I told her no I did not. I worked the whole following week with no issues. Then the next week after that week I was out on FMLA for Monday and Tuesday. While at home on Tuesday my supervisor contacted me telling me I’m on unpaid administrative leave while HR investigates me saying the F word while at work. I never even said the F word at all. They have been looking for reasons to fire me cause I do use my FMLA due to medical conditions and they always have to find coverage when I use my FMLA.

1 Lawyer Answer
Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: More information is needed to fully analyze your situation. Is your administrative leave paid? You should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss whether you may have a claim for FMLA interference or FMLA retaliation, depending on what ultimately happens with regard to your employment status.

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