I was wondering if anybody knew if write-ups whether verbal or written, were supposed to be given before an employer just flat out fires a person?
I am asking this because i have missed several days of work due to 2 sick children, 1 with strep throat and asthma, the other with a viral condition. Not to mention we were involved in a car accident last week in which i missed 2 days due to doc wanting me to get rest and the kids as well. ( i have docs note on that as well)
I am concerned at this point if the company is mandated by law to write up an employee or can they just flat out fire them due to missing work b/c of illness/accidents?
Also, if they are mandated by law to take into considerations Doctors notes/excuses?
I do have the Docs note, but something is telling me those don't really hold up well if a company really wanted to fire a person, and probably could do so legally in my situation, because of the time I have missed. I have been with the company for almost 5 years now, but I doubt that would make any difference. Any opinions/advice would get greatly appreciated.
p.s. Also, do Doctors notes/excuses really help when it comes to helping one keep their job, and would they be able to help legally in collecting unemployment insurance? I am from Colorado by the way.