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Slander and job loss

Date: 10/12/2018 12:28 PM (PST)

Good afternoon, my husband works at fiba technologies and I called in for him because he was sick yesterday with gastritis 1st time of calling in sick. Receptionist says okay I'll contact his supervisor. All should've ended there.

Today, around 2pm by husband is pulled aside because the receptionist lied and filed a complaint saying I was very rude with an attitude. I am still a bit angry. He is now worried they are going to fire him.

The same happened to my dad he was fired because a co worker slandered and lied my father has a big law suit for slander and wrongful termination.

How can we work this out? If they fire him because of that; is it the same as wrongful termination and slander.

The phone call I believe is recorded so I already know they have no reason I was never rude anyways.

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Date: 10/12/2018 2:48 PM (PST)

Thank you Deanna for your question. If the phone call was recorded as you’re assuming it was, and you were polite and cordial, then there should be nothing to worry about. If the company requests a statement from you or wish to speak with you regarding the matter, then yes you should respond.

I understand your husband was not feeling well, and you were trying to help him by calling into his work, and hopefully the company will take that into consideration. It may be a good idea from this point forward for your husband to contact the company directly with any sick calls or late calls that he may have to make in the future.

For reference, I recommend reviewing the labor laws in your state, specifically those relating to termination. Their Workers’ Rights & Safety is a good place to start: https://www.mass.gov/topics/workers-rights-safety

Please feel free to contact me directly at vantillon@checkbca.org if I can be of further assistance.

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