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I would have thought that because these were circumstances beyond my control, obviously my child needs to be cared for, and I did not intend on missing time from work, I obviously need my job as I am a single mother who provides for a minor, that these circumstances would allow me to collect if my employer terminates me.
Thank you very much for your time. We are not qualified for FMLA in New Jersey since it would have to be a "SERIOUS" medical condition that allows me to stay home. It was a custody issue and my son's health is good.
Hopefully, my employer isn't at "wit's end" and I will have the opportunity to prove myself since all has settled down and my son is back in school with proper before and after childcare.
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