Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.
Hello,Thanks for using JustAnswer.To start off, I just want to briefly give you an explanation of your rights under federal law. You have a right under FMLA (family medical leave act) to take up to 12 weeks of time off (paid if you have the sick/vacation time available) without it impacting your work status. This means that the company can not count those days as absences in your record or terminate your employment.Also, you have a right under the Americans with Disabilities Act to receive "reasonable accommodation" if needed based on a medical issue (anxiety is covered under the ADA). What this means is that if your Physician has not cleared you to return to work, you can request that the company provide you with a reasonable accommodation of more time off. If you were provided a reasonable accommodation, they would be required to pay you for any sick time you do have accrued.Your best option at this point would be contact your HR department. State farm is a large company and should have procedures for this type of thing. If you are having trouble with being provided accommodations for your anxiety, you can file a claim for free with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and they will contact your employer directly in order to ensure you are receiving fair treatment.Feel free to ask follow up questions if you would like and please rate me for this answer so that I can receive credit (it will not cost anything additional to rate me).Thank you,Amber