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Thank you for the information and your question and I am sorry to read about your situation. Although you should hav contacted HR versus the Director of Operations, since HR holds the FMLA records, if your FMLA certification was for up to 12 weeks and that time had not run when you contacted the Company and notified them that you were ready to return by the last day of the 12 week period, then under the Act, the employer must reinstate you to your same position or one substantially identical to it. If they don't, then you have a couple of choices. One is to file a complaint with the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, which enforces the Act, or hire a local employment law attorney and file suit under the Act.
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