FMLA, long term disabilty insurance and medical termination
Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:22 AM
I have exhausted all of my FMLA and I have received my second check for long term disability for an injury that occured at home. I am unable to do my job at work due to physical restrictions from my surgeon. There is a very good chance that I will need another surgery again in the near future. My occupational health nurse sent me a letter stating that I have used all of my FMLA and asked if I have applied for long term disability. I called her as soon as I received the letter. She has been very supportive since my injury. I told her that I had the long term disability. She offered me a different job position for a few weeks till another employee came back from FMLA. The job consists of answering phone calls and dealing with complaints. I have never been in a office enviroment let alone the computer skills and dealing with the phone. My job now and past jobs have all been manual labor type positions.I like my job and I am a very good employee. I understand that it would be new job skills just in case I cannot go back to my job position. So, my first question is do I have to take this new job offer?
Posted 12 December 2012 - 01:16 PM
No. But I'm quite sure that's not all you want to know. If you've exhausted your FMLA time of 12 weeks in a 12-month period, you need to understand that the employer isn't obligated to hold onto your most recent job or any job at all, and is free to assign you to a new job, or simply let you go.
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