Thank you for informing me of my legal options regarding the employee. Why didn't I fire the employee before she took leave? She took leave before I could fire her and did not notify me that she was taking leave...she simply stopped coming to work. I did not know why until I received notice from her doctor.
Because our summer enrollment is about 50 as opposed to approximately 250 students during the regular school year, reducing staff during the summer is critical; therefore, lay-offs are routine.
However, my concern about the employee in question is whether it is legal to lay her off while she is on medical leave. Your response suggests that it is legal. I hope that your are correct because that is what I will do.
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