I'm on Paid Administrative Leave. It's been 3 wks and 1 day. HR finally called and left a message to meet at their branch tomorrow. I don't want to go. I have doctor's notes stating that I'm on bed rest and will be evaluated next Friday to see how I'm feeling. The Paid Administrative Leave will technically end tomorrow. I will probably get fired, but I'm not sure of anything. Do I HAVE to file FMLA if I run out of accruals? Don't want to because it's UNPAID LEAVE and I wouldn't be allowed to pursue new employment. I can't have those restrictions. I just want to request a PHONE INTERVIEW/CONFERENCE tomorrow. I want this behind me. Can I avoid FMLA after running out of accruals? I just can't step foot in that place again. Oh, what to do??? I don't care if I'm fired. I just would like this to go as smooth as possible.
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Do I have to file FMLA papers with my employer if I run out of accruals? I'll run out of paid accruals next week if paid administrative leave ends tomorrow and I'm not fired. I just want to phone conference this meeting tomorrow and I want to use medical reasons for not driving out to the main branch. I have doctor notes saying I need to rest. FMLA would just postpone the meeting. I want this whole thing over with. I want to legally be able to have this meeting over the phone. this meeting will disclose their employment decisions for my future.
If you are going to miss due to a personal medical matter, yes, FMLA papers must be filed with the employer.You can ask the employer to have the meeting via phone or to delay it upon your return. Just ask them. Be sure to give them a copy of your doctor's note.Alternatively, if you are prepared to leave your employer, simply consider submitting your resignation and then you are done with them.It has been my pleasure to assist you today with your information needs. It is my goal that you are satisfied. No expert can promise you an answer that is favorable to your circumstances. But I will do my very best to explain the legal principles that are related to the facts you’ve described so that you can better understand the “why” of things. What are your options now?If you wish to continue this conversation, click on the Continue Conversation link. If you are satisfied that I have answered your question, then please rate the answer with a four or a five so that I receive credit for assisting you. Positive ratings are the only way I receive credit for assisting you today.IF you feel the need to click either "Helped a little" or "I expected more," then do not rate me (not yet, anyway!). Instead, reply to me using the REPLY or CONTINUE CONVERSATION button. Specify what additional information you need and I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek. Thanks, ~~ J.B.
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