Thank you for your answer. I have another question.
I was on FMLA due to General Anxiety Disorder and Severe depression. My doctor started treating me for this in June of 2011, but I continued to work. At times when I had severe anxiety attacks I had to leave the office and go home. What I am wondering is if FMLA protection can exist before the FMLA was actually requested?
My condition was building up during the full year of 2011, it reached a breaking point in November, which is when I too the 6 weeks off. However, I was effected by it long before I actually took FMLA leave.