What is the name of your state? Wisconsin
After working about 2 months without ever being late, or reprimanded for anything I missed one day of work. I called in because I was having back pain on a Tuesday. I called my boss's cell phone later that day, she didn't answer so I left her a voice mail letting her know that I would be at work the next morning (Wednesday). After not hearing back from my boss I decided that I should call her Wednesday morning on my way to work to make sure that she got the message that I was coming in. She then informed me that if I didn't have a Dr slip specifically stating that I would drive ( I drove bus) then I could not work. I explained that I had a slip from the Dr excusing me from work and that I could come back today with no restrictions. She told me that was not good enough and that I could not work until I got a slip stating that I could drive. I explained to her that it would take me a few days since my Dr was now gone on vacation. I called at least once a day to keep them updated and on Monday I got a call from my boss asking if I could come in to work to talk. I thought they were concerned about my health but they were not. I was told that "I wasn't working out". I asked how I could be fired while off on Doctors orders and was told that I was not being fired because it was within my probationary period. My reply was "well I'm not quitting and your telling me I no longer have a job so what is that? Only answer I got was "it's not working out for us". I had an appointment later that afternoon with my Dr and he would not release me to go back to work.
My question is can I legally be fired under Dr's care?