Yes; Walmart, like a lot of employers, expects associates to work every day they make themselves available, even when they are sick. In November of 2007, the corporate bigwigs changed the policy (Effective January 1, 2008) as far as their sick days policy and FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) absences for non-managerial associates to where you are only limited to so many days/weeks as far as an illness or an FMLA leave of absence. I should know, because in August of 2007, less than six months before Walmart changed their LOA (Leave of Absence) and FMLA policies, I fell gravely ill (my shunt malfunctioned severely, then became an epileptic) and was in the hospital for about 7-10 days, then had to spend approximately six weeks on a leave of absence before being allowed to go back to work in October of that year. Unfortunately, I was never able to get back to 100% as far as fast work performance, as I was never truly able to get my strength back (and I still haven't gotten it back completely) and as a direct result, in July of 2009, I was let go, though I am eligible for rehire.
· 3 years ago