Employee Failed to Report to Work – Can We Terminate?

question-479660_1280Q. I have an employee who didn’t show up until mid-morning yesterday and not at all today.  Can I fire him?  My handbook doesn’t speak to this.  I want to avoid paying unemployment. 

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Medical/Sick Leave of Absence and Unemployment Benefits

woman-687560_1280Can an employee leave work claiming sickness and qualify for unemployment benefits? Our employee was pregnant and quit, then had her baby. She now wants her job back. Do we have to rehire her?

A sick, injured or pregnant employee can qualify for unemployment benefits when:

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