If I were you...
1) did you document any of the tardiness or no shows?
2) did you have employee sign any warnings prior to dismissal?
3)do you have any type of handbook or written policy posted on these items?
The problem we as employers have at times is that we do not have these steps to termination in place for employees.
As far as his comp claim I would have a meeting with him and ask him to bring all his materials from doctor, hospitAl etc.
Do not be emotional! Business has nothing to do with your feelings.
Good luck, stay cool, and follow through.
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