It's not my problem actually, it's my girlfriend's. I'll try and give the Cliff Notes version. She works as a hospice nurse, on call from 5pm - 8am every day. On Feb 28th, she got into an argument with her boss on the phone - everyone was pushing all their work off on her, the boss told her that she didn't care. My girl asked to be transferred to the day shift, the boss said no but not for any real reason. On the 29th, she asked her boss, again, to be transferred to the day shift as there was a coworker who would be happy to swap shifts. Boss said no again. This turned into an argument between the two, until my girlfriend finally just started asking about what work she'd be doing that night. Everything seemed ok between the two. My girlfriend went to see her doctor later on the 29th. Her doctor happens to work with the same hospice company and is friends with the boss lady that my girl fought with. He had an intern take her blood pressure, which was through the roof (she has a history of high blood pressure). Next thing you know, doctor is recommending she be put "under observation" for the next 72 hours. Yes, he had her committed. He told me he had it worked out for her to go to a place about 5 minutes from our house, nice well kept top of the line looney bin. When they finally transferred her from the ER, they took her to a fucked up, run down, ghetto hospital that solely exists for people who have no insurance and can't afford health care. Not only is this not where he said she'd be going, but she had excellent health insurance, and still no real reason to be there. Oh, this place decides that "weekends don't count" towards the 72 hours. She had her mother call the hospice and tell the boss that she won't be in for 7 or so days, and would be filling out FMLA paperwork as soon as she got home. The mother never told her boss why she was hospitalized, only that she would be out for a week or so. In the meantime, her co-worker/boss/doctor went and called my girl's ex-husband (I am her emergency contact, and he is specifically named as to not be given any info) and told him what was going on. Hooray for HIPAA. ANYHOW. She spent 5 days locked up in one of the worst ghetto hospitals I've ever seen, only to come home to a Fedexed letter of termination for "not calling the office for 2 days". This was dated March 5th. Fast forward a week....she's now trying to cash in her retirement so she can be n-rich for a few months and TIAA-Cref is telling her that the company listed her official termination date at Feb 28th. Not only does she have paperwork showing that she was on call until the morning of the 29th (she had to go out to a death at around 4am), but she went into the hospital on the 29th. If they cut her insurance on the 28th, she's going to be on the hook completely for this horseshit "hospital stay". It seems like they are REALLY just fucking with her. I'm not the tinfoil hat guy, but I've met the cunts she works for and the only thing that's preventing me from believing this is a conspiracy is that they don't have the brains to organize something like this. Though, it does certainly explain how there can be a termination date, yet proof she was working the next day. Sadly, this IS the short version of this. So, fake lawyers, what you got? Michigan is an at-will state, btw. I just don't see why they didn't fire her first instead of all this horseshit.