My name is***** and I am a former employee of 4 years from the Department of Veteran Affairs, Health Resource Center in Topeka Kansas. I resigned on May 13, 2016 in order to become the primary caregiver for my husband who is a disabled veteran from the '91 Gulf War and had recently undergone foot surgery, that was service-connected, at our local VA Medical Center on March 23 2016. He had developed several underlying medical problems during his recovery time and was unable to return back to work. He had been on LWOP since the day of his surgery and ended up having to resign from his federal job at the USPS of 17 years. I did not receive my separation packet until Monday, August 1, 2016. During this time frame I was not able to draw unemployment
, or apply for other federal benefits i was entitled to. Because of this delay I was unable to pay our rent, utilities, and other bills, which caused my family to be homeless. We have two daughters ages 5 and 6 that had to go through this traumatic situation that is still ongoing as of today. We are unsure of the federal and state laws that apply to separation as well as FMLA
violations on the time frame for notification of approval or denial. I had applied for FMLA on March 16, 2016 and was told by HR that it would take a minimum of 6 weeks for a decision to be made. I did not receive a response as of the day of my resignation, 10 weeks after filing my request. Can you please help me in any way with this horrible position that my employer has put myself and my family through? Respectfully, ***** ***** Taylor
JA: Because employment law
varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No, I have no funds for a lawyer.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I also had a pending Workers Compensation
Claim in process that i was denied for after my separation as i was not able to respond to the claim in a timely manner due to this traumatic situation.