Here`s a prime example of what YRC is about.
Former employee sues YRC Worldwide for unlawful termination
3/23/2010 9:58 AM By Kyla Asbury -Kanawha Bureau
CHARLESTON -- A former employee is suing YRC Worldwide and one of its employees for unlawful termination.
Charles R. Wise was an employee of the defendant and rarely missed work, according to a complaint filed March 4 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
On March 3, 2009, Wise claims he was suffering from chest pains and numbness in his right arm, so he consulted a physician who told him not to return to work until the medical condition was properly diagnosed.
On March 26, 2009, Wise claims he informed Alex Parsons, his supervisor, that his physician told him he was having anxiety attacks and that Parsons instructed him to come back to work.
Wise claims he returned to work and on April 30, 2009, his employment was terminated.
The defendants terminated Wise's employment "based, in whole or in significant part, upon...age and recent illnesses al in violation of the West Virginia Human Rights At and Substantial Public Policy of the State of West Virginia," the complaint states.
Wise is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by Shawn R. Romano and Kathy A. Brown.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 10-C-410
Does anybody understand what the differance is between employer and employee. The employer runs the company and the employee works for them. Do your job and you will stay employed. But no this is what unions do. Don't do their jobs and when they are let go they sue. I am so sick of the whining of the unions. I will be glad when the nation is free if them.
if you get a doctors excuse, you can go on family medical leave. you can have up to one year off as long as doctor signs you off.company cant force you back. now thats for union employees, dont know about management
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) isn't just for unions. It is for anyone so long as you meet certain criteria.
I don't know the details of his specific case. However, this former employee would have been protected under FMLA. Some employers put you on FMLA by a simple phone call, as was our daughter's case. We simply faxed her doctor's note. She is able to take whatever time necessary for doctors appointments, no questions asked, no write-ups!
NO ONE messes with FMLA. It's a tremendous liability for the employer if they fail to play by the rules.
"Family and Medical Leave Act"
Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:
1) for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee;
2) for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care;
3) to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition;
4) to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition."