Is it legal to fire a trucker due to weather related or faulty equipment
My husband works for a ups company. His tractor Hydroplaned and the company still fired him because they have a no accident tolerance.
The company is a Union company and they have told my husband that the union will eventually get his Job back. Well it could be any where from 2 months to 6 months.
Is it legal to fire someone if an accident is totally unavoidable. Plus since this accident the Fifth Wheel may be defective because it ripped in half. Just can't make since of this.
I know accidents do happen and we are very very grateful that he wasn't hurt but shouldn't a company as big as UPS look into the accident and let my husband at least work the dock or do something until the investigation is done.
We will be without Insurance and the process of signing up take a while and in the mean time bill are rolling in. I don't want to sound like my husband couldn't have ever had an accident but he has worked for this company for 19 years.
It's not like he was speeding or on drugs or anything that would be against company policy. The weather was bad! and the equipment may be defective.