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By law can my employer demand to see a police report because I didn't go in to work one day when I told her I was attacked by a man or else?

or else I'm fired ?

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Legally, your boss can demand it. I don't think it's legal to fire you if you don't produce the report, but it's good to provide it just to be on the safe side.

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If you didn't go to the authorities after being attacked, then obviously you have nothing to show. Unless you told your employer that he stole your personal documents or something.

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Legally, you boss can demand to see a police report if you claimed to be attacked by a man. However, he/she cannot fire without first giving you a warning on the matter but this depends on your work contract.

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The employer did give a warning. Read between the lines... Come to work with a police report, letter of resignation, or she will be fired.
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If you were out for more than five days, you need doctor's note or document to go back to work. In the future, for just one day or less than five just take PN or ILL for reason. Check with your workplace policies. For just one day you shouldn't give that I was attacked for a reason. Just say "the reason I was absent was for personal or illness" No need to volunteer confidential information.

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Looks like she was trying to prove that you were lying to her. She could fire you for giving false information if she had proof. When you said you got attacked by a man, that was too much information (TMI)
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Actually, the employer could probably fire her for no reason at all if she lives in one of the 46 "employment-at-will" states. By the same token, she would be free to quit her job without notice or reason.
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In that case, her boss can tell her not to come back to work. I wouldn't use them as a reference or include them on my resume.
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Of course your boss can demand it. Who gets attacked and then doesn't call the police?

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I agree. Sounds fishy to me.
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A TON of people. Ever hear about women getting raped and feeling shame because of the assault? Well the same can happen to any victim of a crime - embarrassment or the belief that the victim could have some how prevent it so they do not report it.
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There's the woman that was attacked and didn't report it because she was afraid for her life. The police gives your address information to criminals.
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I'm sorry you were attacked, if that really happended, but it is clear your boss does not believe you. Absenteeism in the past is probably behind his attitude. The big picture is important and you are looking at only one small bit. To keep a job, you must show up every day on time, be in good shape, and do an excellent job while getting along with everyone. Your boss is quite ready to fire you and is within his right to ask for proof of why you were away. Get a copy of the police report or a note from the cop or admit you made it up and lose your employment.

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If you live in one of the 46 "employment-at-will" states,basically employers and employees are free to terminate an employment relationship unless it infringes on one's civil rights, although there are other state-by-state exceptions (see http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2001/01/art1full.pdf). Asking for the police report does not infringe on your civil rights and refusing to provide a police report does not infringe on your employer's civil rights, so it would be up to you or your employer as to whether the two of you part ways. You should check with the labor relations board for your state to get the final word regarding your question.

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She should not go back to work.
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