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Hurricane Irma: Can I be fired for missing work during the storm?
Nguyen & Chen Florida Workers Fear Repercussions for Not Working during Hurricane Irma

Employment News: Working in a Hurricane

Would You Go to Work in a Hurricane?

Thousands of employees in Florida fear repercussions for not going to work during Hurricane Irma, the 5th largest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which mandates that people have safe working conditions, doesn’t have specific rules about working during adverse weather like a hurricane. But, several lawyers think employees could probably make a legitimate case that coming to work during a life-threatening storm violates their right to a safe workplace.

Miami Herald has the story here.