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Can the company terminate a sick person

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I am sick and last month, my work suffered for a week. I was ok for a month and right now, have some sympotoms. I told people at my work that I have a medical condition which might take a few months to ail. I am worried they might lay me off in the coming months. Can they do so?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  BusinessDoc replied 8 years ago.
How many employees does your company have?

How long have you worked for this employer?

How many hours did you work last year?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
They have more than 170,000 employees.

Little less than 2 Yrs

Full-time. There were no problems last year.
Expert:  BusinessDoc replied 8 years ago.
Based on the information that you have provided, you would be eligible to take up to 12 weeks per year (all at once or intermittently) if you have a serious health condition under the terms of the Family and Medical Leave Act.
http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/whd/1421.htm
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