Denton, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: Do i have a case? My employer fired me because of "job abandonement" but I was in the hospital and notified them of such

So i worked for a job for threee weeks and always struggle with mental health atou d christmas. I endes up in the mental hospital for a suicide attempt and was in the hospital and told my employer i would be. When i came back they said since i didnt update them they considered it "abandonmetn of job" and let me go. Its important to note i lied abojt the reason after in fear of being judged i was wondeirng if that would affect the case if i even have one at all. Its also important to note i couldnt contact them because they takw ur phone in the hospital yeah i could have called them if i had their number but iw as too out of it to care aboht anything but my mental health at that moment.

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Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
  • Plano, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I am working on a case similar to this right now. There may be steps you can take. I need to learn a little more.

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