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Employee requested and presented a letter from a doctor
Patient is unable to return to work until 8/5/2013
Patient is placed on LOA for her medical condition and further testing and treatment.
Next appointment 7/30/2013
Should I consider her actions a a resignation and accepted as such. I am unfamiliar with Leave of absences, and was under the impression that while on a leave you could not be fired, she was not but is claiming to have been. There are many witnesses to confirm the employee was not fired by us
She has been employed for 1 1/2 years
Total employees 9
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