Cleveland, OH asked in Personal Injury and Employment Law for Ohio

Q: I got fired from work because they thought I faked an injury and strep throat.

It’s an in home caregiver job. I got hired in march and worked in April and my next shift I had I contacted them when I had strep throat and told them I had a doctor note and they said not to worry they don’t need it that when I felt better to contact them back so I can get a client. But people I know that worked there got the fax number and email off the phone from the company. I then ended up injuring my tailbone and I called the same day I got my doctors notes, office notes, visits and They tried saying I never contacted them when I called them 10 minutes after my primary contacted me and gave me the note to send in and they wouldn’t give me a fax number or email to send it too. So when I contacted them throughout the month of may to pick up clients they said there was a problem with my account and never said anything to me until June 5th saying I was fired because I never contacted them even though I did.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The tailbone injury you describe could be a personal injury matter - depending on how it took place. However, it looks like the focus of your post is more about the termination from work. That's something an employment law attorney is better qualified to advise on. You could repost and add "Employment Law" as a category. If the tailbone injury is something that occurred in the course of employment, it's possible it could involve workers' comp law. Good luck

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