I have been on FMLA
since Oct 29th and will end on Jan 21 according to my employer. my doctor had me extended to March 1st just in case I needed extra time for physical therapy, after seeing him yesterday he said I could go back on Feb 1st (possibly sooner). I called my supervisor to update her, she stated she already sent me letter stating:
"Family Medical Leave will cover your position until January 21, 2016. Unfortunately, I am unable to hold your position for you until March 1, 2016 as you will have exhausted FMLA.
You will be terminated from employment effective January 22, 2016.
Please contact Washoe Tribe Human Resources Department for further instructions."....
My question, is this legal for my employer to be telling me that i WILL be terminated, before my FMLA is over?? They don't know if the doctor may release me before then.
there isn't any wording in this letter saying that if I am UNABLE to return by that date, then I would be terminated; it just says you WILL be terminated, effective January 22, 2016.
thank you for any help or information you are able to provide.
Carson City, NV