Asked in Employment Law for Tennessee

Q: I lost my job in May. The company I was working for claims that I "cussed out my supervisor and walked off the job".

My recollection of that night is somewhat different. I was having a regular night, but a little before halfway through the shift I started to get the aura of a migraine headache and I informed my supervisor that I was going to be leaving early. I also said that I had 8hrs of PTO accrued and, if possible, to use that.

I left early. I spent approximately 20 hrs in bed, in darkness, until the migraine abated.

So I missed a day and a half, in all. I went back to work only to find that my clock number was inactive. I asked the supervisor why that was & he said wait a second and I'll be right back. He came back with the 2nd shift supervisor and informed me that he had just talked to the production manager and, and he said "if that forklift driver shows up, tell him to get off the property." So, is there any recourse I can take or what do I need to do to get unemployment, because I did not voluntarily quit my job.

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Tennessee is an employment at will State. No reason is needed for termination.

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