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I recently applied for FMLA for 1 month at my workplace

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I recently applied for FMLA for 1 month at my workplace stating the reason that I need to go back home to take care of my sister who is sick but was denied

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you documented this or discussed it with HR?

I recently applied for FMLA for a month at my workplace stating the reason that I need to take care of my sister who really needed help but was denied why

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

No union but working full time for 16 yrs going 17 this year

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I was given a second option file for personal leave which I doubt if I still have my job when I come back

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Good evening and welcome. I am very sorry to hear about this situation. What specifically is your question? Also, what reason did your employer give for "denying" your request for FMLA leave? I very much look forward to helping you on this matter.

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