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I broke my foot last Friday. I am scheduled for surgery this

I broke my foot last Friday. I am scheduled for surgery this coming Tuesday. My out time at work is 2 weeks for recovery, and then an evaluation of my ability to return to work. I already have purchased a knee scooter and have been managing day to day living with it's help. I am a boutique manager and can fulfill my job responsibilities once released by my doctor with the knee scooter. I was informed by my staff that my direct supervisor said that I could not return to work with a knee scooter as it was a liability to the company and looked unprofessional. Help!JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MarylandJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At Will, Full-Time, no unionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That I'm just trying to be proactive. I have documented every correspondence with my company and lack thereof.

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Loren

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I work in California for an international securities

I work in California for an international securities brokerage firm. I'm in the process of going through a divorce and have become very depressed. I've tried and failed to maintain and uphold the duties of my job because of my depression. I would like to go on short-term disability until I can once again meet the requirements of my position.What steps should I take in order to go on disability and will my employer or disability insurance company require me to take a drug test?

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Marc Esq USA

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JD

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My doctor recommended I work from home 3 days a week due to

My doctor recommended I work from home 3 days a week due to my anxiety disability I was diagnosed with 7 years ago. Although everything I do in the office can be done from home (and I do when I work from home occasionally) they rebutted that it would cause an undue hardship on them because I am not able to perform all of the essential functions of my job out of the office. They counter offered with FMLA, short term disability or working from home 1 day a week on a month trial. A colleague of mine (a male) who does everything that I do but also does telemarketing has been working from home 3 days a week for almost 2 years for non-medical reasons. He proposed this work arrangement and was approved. I have been with this company for 10 years and have great work record.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I spoke w/HR today because I need recovery time due to Rheum

I spoke w/HR today because I need recovery time due to Rheum Arth & Fibromyalgia. I am a sales rep w/travel 6+ hrs driving to parts of my territory. HR suggested FMLA as an option & by phone said I will be pd salary plus commission (current pay agreement) but everything I've read says FMLA is unpaid. Are they simply trying to get me to hv paperwork completed by my Rheumatologist and then won't pay for 12 weeks? I had initially requested short term disability claim form because I didn't know about FMLA. I want to be wise, do what is right for all and protect myself at the same time.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: My territory NC & SC, employer headquartered in GA. Major manufacturer probably 500+ employees. I live in NCJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: Full time, I believe GA at will state. No union involvedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: What are my best options as I do not know how long the recovery will take before I can be 100%. I have been in remission before so I know it is possible but I was much younger then. My sales performance has always been top of the company.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Doctoral Degree

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If you take unpaid FMLA (medical leave of absence due to the

If you take unpaid FMLA (medical leave of absence due to the work disability) for a month and return to work after a month can you continue the FMLA status when you start working by having one day off a week, or two days a month as you need to continue visiting the doctor?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California, Los AngelesJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: As for now I was told by employer's administrator that I have approved unpaid family leave. My doctor sent claim for disability insurance (DI) benefits to the State of California Employment Development Department. I have 30 days grace period for my health insurance through the company and that is expiring soon. While I need another month...Also what is the difference between Short Term Disability and FMLA?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Please let me know what is the charge for this.JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: So if this is expensive I do not need to proceed.

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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I was researching your site. I'm currently on short term

I was researching your site. I'm currently on short term disability/FMLA and am going to accept a position with another company where I won't have to travel. As part of their screening, they will call my current employer to verify employment. Can my current employer tell them I have been on FMLA/STD?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I currently live in Utah but was in Arizona when I was hired. I believe my company US HQ is in New York.JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will, full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's it thanks

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LawTalk

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Juris Doctor

37,766 satisfied customers
I am currently on a short term disability leave from JP

I am currently on a short term disability leave from JP Morgan Chase for depression/anxiety. I have been employed with Chase Bank for 5.5 years and have been laid off twice. Recently back in September 2016, my job was eliminated and I had until April 2017 to find another internal role within the bank. Because I was unable to secure a job due to other factors (wrongful performance evaluation) I was forced to go to a call center environment in collections. Because that type of environment make me severely uncomfortable and stressed, I have began developing symptoms of depression. Lately I have been having panic attacks, trouble sleeping, thoughts of sadness/suicide, and lack of focus/desire to leave my residence. In addition, I have been prescribed with Prozac. All of this was documented by my therapist and doctor in a timely manner and submitted to the insurance provider, but my case worker stated she didn't have find any supportive findings to approve my claim. I literally cannot think to go back to work right now because I am extremely unfamiliar with the job and it is having a negative impact on my health with being in that type of working environment. Do I have a valid case for my claim to be approved? Chase put me in this predicament with eliminating my role and forcing me to deal with a job I didn't apply to and causes my anxiety to flare up. I feel like my energy is completely gone and I barely have a desire to wake up. PLEASE HELP ME.

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John

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Doctoral Degree

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Random legal(ish) question and I'm on maternity leave right

Hello! Random legal(ish) question My name is ***** ***** I'm on maternity leave right now. My company really messed up what they told me was provided to me by the short term disability provider (they told me 11 weeks with income coming to me the entire time) turns out it was only 4 weeks of paid leave. i now found another job and i want to leave the company, but i am worried they are going to request that i pay back 2 weeks of unaccrued vacation time that they advanced to me to make up for their mess-up on the short term leave.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: i live in Pennsylvania the company is based in Ottawa, CanadaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No I did write a letter of complaint to the CEO documenting the issue and that is when they let me take the vacation timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i don't think so. i guess i am just worried that when i put in my two weeks notice (on Monday, May 1) they are just going to fire me, or say, pay us back for the two weeks of vacation time. ok

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Ray

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I am looking to see what my legal rights are per

I am looking to see what my legal rights are per Massachusetts law regarding my job. I have been out on medical leave after having a stroke at work on Dec 6th. My employer just told me that I can come back 2 days per week only as they hired someone to replace me.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachusettsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I just got released by the doctors to return and had been on disability. I have not done anything yet as i DON'T KNOW MY OPTIONS.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I had been on salary and they never notified me that I would not have a job after my illness.

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John

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