Can my employer fire me for missing work even if I have a doctor′s excuse? July 28, 2021 21:57 Depending on the severity of the illness, the employee may qualify for FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act). If they do not, then no protection exists except for categories covered by the Missouri Human Rights Act. Related articles My boss is treating me differently than other employees. I am constantly being yelled at, criticized and harassed. Is there anything you can do? I hurt my back. Doesn′t my employer have to provide me with an accommodation? Can my employer talk to me any kind of way? If I have to go to the doctor during my work shift, do I have to take leave time? If I have an unemployment claim pending before the Commission, can I submit additional information?