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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
Your employer is prohibited under federal law from taking negative action against you because you took FMLA or because you have a disability. If you're physically unable to do the job you were hired to because of your diabetes, they need to find you another one - but they can't cut your pay. And if your doctor says that you're able to do the job, they can't demote or transfer you. They unfortunately do not have to pay you holiday pay unless you worked (or unless all employees got the holiday off with pay), but they cannot change your job or fire you because you have diabetes. If they did that, you'd have a right to sue for reinstatement with backpay, plus your attorney's fees and punitive damages.
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