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Are you an employee at will or do you have an employment contract that provides under what circumstances that you could be terminated?
What is your relationship to this family member?
Have you requested for family leave to be with this family member?
Thank you for the information. However, passing your" hire probation" does not make the job a contract. You must have signed an employment agreement in order for you no to be employee at will. Kindly clarify.
Also, in order to be eligible for FMLA, your employer must have 50 or more employees and your must have worked for the employer for 12 months or more. You can only take FMLA to take care of yourself, your spouse, child or parent. Unfortunately, uncles, aunts, brothers, and sisters are not included. So much for the "family value mantra."
I look forward to your response.
Okay. Thank you! The information would make a difference on your rights.
If you have a contract, the employer can only terminate you following the procedure in your contract. Otherwise, you would have a wrongful termination/breach of contract case against the employer. However, if there is no contract, you are considered an employee at will and the employer can terminate you for any reason or for no reason at all so long as the the reason for termination is not based on any one of the prohibited grounds such as your race, age (40 and over), gender, national origin, disability or the like.