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If you provided notice to your employer of your intent to use your FMLA leave and your employer did not require a physician's certification prior to, or within 15 days after your first taking leave after providing notice, then any retaliation is unlawful and you have a case against the employer.
Your complaint is to the U.S. Dept. of Labor (http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/benefits-leave/fmla.htm). You may want to contact a local employee's rights attorney who can help you draft the complaint.
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I am new to the FMLA laws, please tell me in detail what physician's certification means? Is that the same thing as re-certification or is it the same as a doctor's note each time I go in? When you say notice, I try to schedule my appointment two hour before my start time and I don't tell my employer becasue I figure that it is not going to interfere with my work schedule. I start at 12:00pm and I schedule my doctor's appt around 10:00 and most time no later than 10:30 I ask how long it's going take when I make my appt to leave an open window for 45 min to get to work even though it is only 15 minutes away. Most appt are 15-30min and for some reason they alway run late or need me to get labs which then makes me tardy which I do call and notify them. So when you say notice is there a certain about of time that I should be notifing them. And if what I am doing is wrong please let me know. Please let me know and I will get to an attorney in my area.
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