So I left my last job on August 15th on FMLA. I haven't been back and I keep getting notes. FMLA only last 3 months. I'm still not ready to go back. I've since had back surgery and have filled for disability. I'm terrified to call my job and tell them. My lawyer said just let them know that your not ready and let the cards fall. I could be officially let go tomorrow when I call. I'm pretty scared and had to get that off my chest.
I went thru that same thing when I worked. I don't know what state you live in but in California they cannot terminate you while you are on medical leave. If your not ready and your dr. Writes you a note saying so then all is good. You can always find another job., but you can't get a new back. So you need to take care of yourself because if you don't heal right then what good is your job if you can't do it..
Check into your state laws, you maybe able to get temporary disability through the state not flma. Your doctor will have to agree also if you see a therapist they can help you extend your leave too. My state is a right to work state so you could be let go at any moment although discrimination then falls into play b/c your disability is preventing u from returning then you sue and retire. 😁
Hang in there. There's a reason for everything and right now you need to care for yourself. If you were in good standing when you went on FMLA then there is a good chance they will take you back when you are better. Be honest with them about what is happening and your goals. Good luck!
I feel your pain... I'm having issues with work. I have a case but an attorney will take my case once I am terminated. HELLO!!!!! I'm trying to avoid termination. I was on medical leave . I am now in Disability with no financial support. My immediate supervisor does not approve my half pay hours. I've been paid late. FOUR times! The Disability papers were not sent back to EDD so, I was disqualified. It's all retaliation!
Employer should not be allowed to play games with someone's life.