Area of Law:
I've worked for Chrysler for 11&1/2 years. I'm also a member of the UAW. Never been disciplined. I was transfered to a new plant. I was accused of striking a co-worker. I denied it. I was fired. She wasn't. The contract calls for all parties involved to be fired. My witnesses (1 witness was a supervisor, (part of management) were never interviewed. I was rehired 8 weeks later. 3 days after being rehired the union commiyteeman (who happens to be longtime friends w/the accusser) calls the police on me. I'm arrested @ work & charged w/felony assault w/a dangerous weapon. I notify the corp of my court date. I was told "I had to fight that on my own time". She was allowed to leave work to go to court. Then, she was allowed to return to work after court. I was found "Not Guilty". The day I returned to work after the trial, she accused me of hitting het again. I hadn't even seen her. I reported her to HR. I was told he wouldn't hesitate to fire me. A week later, I was fired. The trial lasted 4 days. I called in FMLA for 3 of those days w/a stress induced illness. I couldn't call in FMLA to court, they would've issued a felony warrant for my arrest. The FMLA was approved/excused. HR went in the computer and unexcused the.3 days. Is this leal? Can the corp/union take sides? Can the corp deny me the chance to go to court even if they called the police on me? Can the corp go into the computer & change a previously excused day into an unexcused day? Can the union call the police on me?