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    A few days ago I was sent home from work and told I was unable to come back until the manager contacted me, is this considered a suspension? If so how long can I be suspended without pay? At what point would I be considered fired?

  • #2
    cherie, to have complete info, what is the name of your state, please. Thanks.
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    • #3
      In the common usage of the term, yes, that is a suspension.

      Are you exempt or nonexempt? And if exempt, what was the reason given, if any, for your suspension. If you don't know, tell us what you do in your job.
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      • #4
        Thank you for your responses.

        I’m working in a department store located in California. A few weeks ago a customer sent a complaint to the store manager expressing to the manager that she was not happy with our interaction. The manager wrote a statement and had me sign it and expressed to me that she was giving me another chance because I was a good employee. I've been employed for approximately 7 months. A few days ago another complaint was sent to the store manager. This time I was told to clock out and to not come back until she calls me.


        • #5
          Yes, that is a suspension and there is no law about how long suspensions can last. You can file for unemployment in the interim, but I can not offer a guess on your chances. You have nothing to lose by filing, though.
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          • #6
            And as odd as it may seem, they do not have to tell you, that you are being fired. They can just not work you anymore.

            You could always give them a call and ask what your status is. But it sounds like it might be time to look for a new job.


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