Thank you for your reply.
So then it sounds like it was not FMLA, just that they gave you time off. Unfortunately, the answer is yes -an employer can terminate you in such a circumstance. This is because New Mexico, like most every state, is an "at will
" employment state, meaning absent an employment contract
or union agreement, which may
give an employee more rights, an employer can terminate an employee at any time, for any reason, or even no reason at all, so long as it is not done for an unlawful reason (e.g., because of your race, age, sex, religion, disability or national origin).
Regrettably, just because you were granted time off through March 31st does not mean the employer has to extend you the courtesy of an additional day - even if you have records or notes from a doctor stating that it is necessary. If they had the expectation that you were to return to work and you failed to do so, they can terminate you.