I need some advice from anyone savvy with business HR and possibly legal?....I will try to summarize it as best I can. It's a lot....and I'm in a bit of a jam and i don't know what to do. My company runs on a pretty ironclad "points system" as far as attendance is concerned. i.e. if you get 32 points you're fired, immediately. that's the cap. you get 4 points for calling out sick. 1 point for being late. 2 points for leaving early. etc. and they keep track. They give everyone a break with attendance "passes". everyone gets 6 "passes" to use throughout the year starting on the first, if you call out sick, you can use 1 pass to not get the 4 points on your record. max of 6 times, obv. Here's the deal. I was really really sick and although I was at like 24 points, I had all my passes for the new year. (My points are all late-related, not calling out.) This is what happened: Sunday morning 01/05/14 at 6am, I call my boss tell him that i'm sick and using a pass, he says okay. Call the main office and leave a voicemail saying i'm using a pass. (Both of these are protocol) No issue. Monday morning 01/06/14 at 6am, I call out a second time. Same thing, tell the boss i'm using another pass, he says okay, leave another voicemail for the office. No issue. Same day, Monday, 6 hours later around noon, I get a text from my boss saying attendance policy changed, and He couldn't give me a pass for monday. Apparently now, you get 1 pass every 2 months, You don't get all 6 at once to use as you please. When I went back to work on Tuesday, I looked at my email and the entire company got the "new attendance policy revision" that verifies what he texted me. it was sent around 11 am. 5-6 hours after i had called out. So I called out under the pretense of the original policy..... Abiding by the protocol....then 6 hours later they announce the policy changed. How exactly can they hold this against me after the fact? I get written on a final warning for being at 28 points after this, when I should have been able to use my 2 passes and be done with it. Unfortunately it just got worse. I had a phone meeting with my boss and his manager about my final warning, I explained my case and they essenstially just told me "it is what it is". I was getting really upset over this (and obviously feeling like i'm being shafted by a policy change that i have physical proof i was unaware of) and i decided to email an HR rep. I gave her the situation and she shrugged it off and basically told me to go through the chain of command. That's helpful, I did that in the phone meeting already and they did nothing. So- I call my bosses manager from said phone meeting after work today to plead my case again and this is when it got worse. I explained everything to the 'T' with examples of my proof and time stamps.... His literal response was "if you work tomorrow I will get rid of the points". I don't work Fridays. I work Sunday through Thursday with fri/sat off. Essentially he was saying he will make it go away if I work extra hours tomorrow. which would be a total of 48 hours this week, non overtime.... I was borderline stunned. They have been asking about optional overtime all week because its busy which i have been declining because of being sick and equally pissed. I told him I didn't feel I should HAVE to work bonus time to get points taken away that were wrongful in the first place. He said he would take it up with the department head and "try to see what he can do and call me back". (wait, i thought i had to work overtime... now you're gonna do it anyway after i said no???) (this was on the company line, a recorded conversation.). Then he calls me back, and essentially says he "reviewed it" with them and what he said still stands. If I work extra hours they will take it off. Excuse my french but how the **** can they do this? I don't know where to go from here. I am considering contacting the legal dept to see what grounds i/they have, which doing so has a notorious past of firing people "just because". This is on top of the fact that 6 days into the new year I now have a wrongful write up on my record that will drastically reduce my end of the bonus and raise......11 months from now.... even if i am flawless until then. If anyone could offer suggestions i'd appreciate it.