i know this is waaaay off topic, but iv tried searching online and cant really come up with anything . I figured there are pretty smart people on this board so heres my issue ..... isnt there some law preventing employers from penilizing workers for calling out due to sickness?reason for my question - at my job we use the dreaded point system. Meaning, call out prior to 8 hours before your shift u get a certin amount of points. Call out within 8 hrs and u get even more points. Get a certin amount of points in a yr and ur fired . Now, peopl do get sick. and we cant predict when we will get sick or how bad it will be . How the heck is it legal for someone to call out from work becuz thr sick, and be penalized for it ??? im sorry but, if i wake up at 11am sicks as a dog, and i have to work in 4 hours, i dont see why i should be penalized for calling out . any imput ?