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How many employees does the employer have?
Did you apply for FMLA?
Did they ever give you notice that you can apply for FMLA leave?
I didn't get a chance to....I just sent the doctors excuse yesterday, I expected to receive disability forms today, but they cut me loose instead. eliminated my position by eliminating my recruiting sales territory
This is a serious issue, under the law in NYS, the employer cannot terminate an employee if they may be entitled to FMLA leave,
that is the only job protection for employees in NY, unless you are a Union employee,
Have you worked fro the employer over one year?
Have you worked for the employer for more than one year?
I was also on approved medical leave from 4/22 - and returned 5/13. That time they did send FMLA info. But they did not for yesterdays incident.
I have been there for 3.5 years
You should have been given rights to apply for FMLA, and if you advised the employer the medical need for time off, you should have been given FMLA forms, and the employer under the law is prohibited from terminating an employee if they know they will apply for or need FMLA protection.
In this type of case, you should consider filing a DOL complaint for FMLA retaliation, or go to a local employment attorney about bringing a lawsuit against the employer for retaliation
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)ESA Wage & Hour Division
You can file a FMLA retaliation complaint with the local office, near the county you live.
do you know anyone in Buffalo, NY?
We are not allowed to give specific attorney names,
however you can look at the link above for FMLA employment attorneys,
this is a one time charge of $28 right, not a subscription or recurring charge right?
also a google search for FMLA attorneys will provide you a complete list,
This is a one time charge,
Also, you can file the complaint with the local office, without an attorney
Buffalo Area Office111 West Huron StreetRoom 617Buffalo, NY 14202Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>Fax:(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
would there be monetary damages due to me?
yes, if they are found to have violated your FMLA rights, you can ask for significant damages,
and since they are a large employer,
I have actually already found a new job too, starts june 24, does that matter?
you can ask for and receive a good settlement
ok Sir, anything else I should know?
You can look at the link above for a recent FMLA retaliation verdict,
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ok thanks for your help...we are good
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