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Sunfish
14th Sep 2011, 21:24
The Aviation Institute Of Maintenance fired an employee who took time off to donate one of her kidneys to her son.

What a sick employer. No wonder the Aviation industry seems to be in a terms and conditions death spiral.

With No Paid Sick Leave, Philadelphia Woman Fired For Taking Time Off To Save Her Son’s Life | ThinkProgress (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/09/14/318686/philadelphia-woman-kidney-son-fired/)

gwillie
14th Sep 2011, 21:34
Perhaps you missed the rest of the story (http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/kidney-donor-mom-put-back-on-salary-091311).

corsair
15th Sep 2011, 10:53
Yes after a lot of negative publicity they backed down slightly. It's disgusting behaviour on the part of the employer. Ruthless and heartless. They should be ashamed of themselves.

rmcb
15th Sep 2011, 11:31
In 2004 I witnessed a new FI in California being told to sign a waiver of employment rights - or no job. This was, apparently, normal in the US for most jobs.

I am not partisan, but I was surprised this was legal. Is this still the case?

Storminnorm
15th Sep 2011, 11:38
Good ol' USA. Land of the Free.

sisemen
15th Sep 2011, 14:45
Can't see what the problem is. The company employed someone with 2 working kidneys; they ended up with someone with only one. Result - broken contract. No point in paying someone who can't fill the contract. :E

Checkboard
15th Sep 2011, 14:57
a new FI in California being told to sign a waiver of employment rights
I don't know anything about California, but a general principle is that you cannot contract against statutory rights, so these "waivers" are rubbish intended merely to deceive the recipient into not pursuing those rights.