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What are some serious excuses for missing work?

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Jury duty, health problems, and car trouble or a car accident are credible excuses for missing work. Employers cannot fire or discipline employees for serving on a jury. There are laws in most states that compel employers to recognize workers' obligations as citizens over their obligations as employees.

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Health problems are the most commonly used excuses for missing work. Many companies offer sick pay and may prefer a sick employee stay at home.

Transportation problems can occur at any time without warning. Employees might have to miss work if their car breaks down or they're involved in a traffic accident.

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