View Full Version : Aviation Institute Of Maintenance - What A Sick Employer.

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/)

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).

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.

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?

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

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

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.