Husband was fired from his truck job because he has cancer

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  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The OP left 5 minutes after she started this thread and hasn't been back.
    Even so if her hubby was being paid on a 1099, getting a lawyer isn't likely do do any good.
     
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  3. Studebaker Hawk

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    If the individual had the diagnosis mentioned in the OP, for numerous reasons he is no longer qualified to operate a CMV. Specifically he can no longer pass the physical, likely. Even if he could pass they physical, if the company continued to use him as a driver and he was involved in any serious accident, the employer is going to get sued with the plaintiffs citing the serious illness affecting his ability to drive and make safety related judgements, medications affecting him etc, if not outright disqualifying him.
    Therefore, his employer no longer has any reason to keep him on the payroll. It stinks. He can probably maintain cobra health insurance for 6 months at the employer rates, then needs to explore all of the disability benefits (SSI etc) available to him. If he recovers, he can get his CDL reinstated and see if the same company will rehire him, which they should do.
     
  4. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Hawk.....she's literally a one post wonder trolling for cash....
     
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    This is why “right to work” is a joke
    Don’t see this #### happening when unions are involved.
     
  6. inandoutoftrouble

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    @Mototom
    United Parcel Service, (UPS), is unionized, (Teamsters). Would UPS have kept this driver on the payroll?

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!

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  7. ZVar

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    Really? Got a co worker that just had to leave as he couldn't renew his medical card (he has bad glaucoma). We are a Teamsters shop.
    What could the company do to keep the driver employed?
     
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  8. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    @ZVar
    Good point, as well as an excellent question, what company do you work for?

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!

    The absolute sheer driving force of our national economy - without truck drivers, our entire national economy would come to an absolute standstill - if not outright be dead.
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    Over the mountains, through the woods, into the valleys, coast to coast, from sea to shining sea - truck drivers can and do go anywhere and everywhere, every day, every night, all year round.
     
  9. Ridgeline

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    Depending on how long he worked, FMLA may apply but then ssi should be applied for asap either through a lawyer or through insurance or provider assistance.
     
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