My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Michigan
I was recently fired from my job for forgetting to punch out before I left the night prior. Is there a legal issue there? In the employee handbook, it states that not punching out is a violation of policy and that the first offense will get you a warning, a second offense will get you an unpaid day off, the third offense will get you 3 days unpaid leave, and the 4th offense will result in a 5 day leave, pending decision to terminate. I would have been on my 'three day' offense. Are they in the wrong here?
Thanks in advance.