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? asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 2 months ago

I live in Mississippi and got fired for not driving on icey roads?

I’ve tried looking for the laws here but I can’t find them, we don’t live in a state that snows all the time or is used to wintery weather. When it snows it alerts a lot like it just did they advise everyone to stay home they have shutdown our interstates and a lot of main roads because it is too dangerous. I texted my boss a day before saying I wouldn’t be able to come in Monday since the roads are too slick and no one is out and she fired me. She said “I have my kids at work with me if you can’t be a grown person and come to work I won’t need you anymore” meanwhile we are three inches deep in ice. Any tips?

Update:

Oh btw I work at a subway 

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  • 2 months ago

    The best thing I'd recommend is that you get another job.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You should have said " I tried " but slid past the shop 3 times because SHE DID NOT SAND HER PARKING LOT.   "that was HER responsibility so you slid home & stayed there because of county recommendations."

     "She can fight the Sheriff 

    and the Deputy"

    You planned on "Stayin Alive"

    That is OK. I got a job with the Steak House that pays DOUBLE.

     A white lie can't hurt you any NOW. It can't get worse. Jobs are tough to get but not worth dying over.

  • 2 months ago

    You don't want to work there anyway. I know you're young, but think about it...you'll be spending about 1/3 of your life at work, do you really want to give 1/3 of your life to some pencil neck that doesnt want to close up and let the workers go home when its a blizzard? Now, she's a manager, and if she wants to stay, she can stay until the cows come home. Filling in and making adult decisions is why the manager makes a little more money.  Most kids don't think its worth totaling their parents car or getting killed in an ice storm for 5 bucks an hour at a fast food joint. Maybe she was just really frazzled..? Good luck.

  • 2 months ago

    Except if a business concurs the climate is not good enough for representatives to endeavor the drive, a worker can be terminated for not figuring out how to make it into the work environment.

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  • 2 months ago

    In some states and employee can be fired for no reason.  

  • 2 months ago

    Get a lawyer, sue your employer.

  • 2 months ago

    Start flipping burgers 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Mississippi is a Republican state.  This means it's an at-will state.  This means you have no protections at all.  Your boss can fire you for any reason.  If you want protection as a worker, move to a blue state.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Look for a new job.

  • y
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Don't know of any laws that will protect you in this situation. Sorry, but that is the way it works. Retail/food/service jobs still need to be done if they are open, so the workers still need to find a way to get there. Sucks, but it is what it is.

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