• FMLA leave and resigning

    Asked by LauraMTD on Saturday, September 12, 2015

    FMLA leave and resigning

    I am almost through my FMLA leave and just beginning radiation for breast cancer. I am so fed up with the lousy way my supervisor has treated me since my diagnosis (filed a complaint with the EEOC but they tell me that it may take months for this to be investigated) that I am thinking about resigning. I can either go on my spouse's health insurance or do cobra. But, if my oncologist won't write a letter saying that I am unable to go back to work, I will end up having to pay back money spent on my health insurance for the last 12 weeks. I have been home sick for the last 2 1/2 weeks due to deep fatigue and terrible diarrhea. Do any of you have experience with the chances of Doctors writing letters for them in this situation? I had planned to resign at the end of the year anyway but this will be just doing it sooner rather than later. Any opinions or experiences?

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    • mofields' Avatar

      Forgot to add that I was very up front with my school corporation (principal, assistant principal, superintendent) with my diagnosis and treatment plans. Plus when I started radiation I worked all day, then went to my radiation treatment after school (for 6 and a half weeks at the end of the second semester). I used sick days for doctor appointments and such.

      almost 6 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      My advice to all here. GET A LAWYER if you cannot afford a lawyer, check with your legal aid office. In many states lawyer's are required to do so many hours of pro bono work to renew their license. A legal aid lawyer can help you through the paperwork.

      almost 6 years ago
    • Evonn's Avatar

      I will be talking to my employer this week now that the time for surgery is approaching.

      almost 6 years ago

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