WYATT FIELD SERVICE
Wyatt Field Service Case Study
Wyatt Field Service is a construction service company that offers a variety of services, including mechanical contracting and tower construction. They serve clients throughout the United States. They have an extensive list of clients, including oil and gas companies, government agencies, and defense contractors. To learn more, check out their website.
Wyatt has a “no call, no show” attendance policy
Ricks violated Wyatt’s “no call, no show” attendance policies. His employer informed him on April 5, 2004, that he was being terminated. After hearing the news, Ricks decided to seek medical treatment. In the meantime, Ricks missed more than a day’s worth of work and was required to leave early.
Ricks’ wrongful termination occurred after he failed to report his work-related injury, which required him to seek medical attention. During his deposition, Ricks testified that his supervisors were aware of the injury. He was also allowed to leave early to consult with his doctor.
In the case at hand, Ricks is one of many Wyatt employees who violated Wyatt’s “no call, no show” attendance policies. Wyatt instructs its employees to notify the timekeeper on duty in the event of an absence. The policy also states that employees must report absences to their supervisors.
Ricks did not report to work on April 2, April 3, or April 4, 2013
Ricks was not allowed to return to work on April 2, April 3, or April 4 because he was unable to return to work due to a work-related injury. He consulted his doctor and obtained a certificate allowing him to return to work. However, Ricks did not report to work on April 2, April 3, or April 4, 2013. Ricks then called the Wyatt office and explained that he needed time to see a physician.
Wyatt had been training employees on their attendance policy and instructed them to report tardiness and absences to the timekeeper on duty. Ricks attended his first day of work on January 2, 2013 and attended his orientation on January 2, 2013. When he did not report to work on April 2, April 3, or April 4, 2013, he was told to meet in the South Marketplace and meet the company’s executive staff in the back of the building.
Ricks was arrested after the incident occurred. The police found him in a white Honda and stopped it. He was in the car with Ramirez and Duran. He was on a cell phone call. Garcia said he did not see him, but Ramirez did.
Wyatt management gave Ricks permission to leave work early
After Ricks reported missing his shift on April 2, April 3, and April 4, 2013, Wyatt management gave him permission to leave work early and see his doctor. Ricks did not return to work on April 2, April 3, or April 4, 2013, but on April 5, he called the company and explained his doctor’s note. He was told that he could return to work on that day.
Ricks failed to follow company policy by reporting his absences and was fired only five days after reporting his work injury. Ricks’ injury was reported to General Superintendent Schulte, who knew that he was injured on the job. Ricks’ supervisors knew about his injury, and Wyatt’s management instructed him to get a medical evaluation. Ricks was allowed to leave early to consult a doctor, and his supervisors were aware of his absence.
Ricks was also told that he was allowed to leave work early because Wyatt had a recordable absence policy, and that he would be reported to the timekeeper on duty. Ricks was told that if he didn’t come to work early, he would lose his contract with Exxon, so he was allowed to leave early.