I was at a job that I was doing pretty well at up until the point where I caught the flu and was hospitalized due to complications from the flu. I was told that I could not lose my job for being sick. Upon my arrival back to work, they had put my FMLA papers through but by this time I had no more sick time or personal time left to take off because I was hospitalized for a month. I still haven't fully recovered, so I did what I felt was the right... see more

Sorry to hear, this is what really grinds my gears. I believe a person with the flu should not be working. You did... see more

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Employer ghosting is frustrating to say the least and not a good business practice.

I believe recruiters sometimes are inundated with applications and interviews and inevitably ghosting can happen.

I like to use post-interview follow-ups as opportunities to both thank the interviewer for their time and reiterate interest in the role, but also use the opportunity to nudge the interviewer to take action and keep yourself top of mind with them.

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I try to always thank the employer for the opportunity. It lets the employer know that you are appreciative and... see more

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My boss asked me to meet with his HR advisor for a discussion the day before I was supposed to return to work from FMLA leave. During our meeting, the HR Advisor let me know that my boss has asked him to let me know that he would like me to submit a voluntary resignationas I had missed too much work (2 weeks). He felt that a voluntary resignation would help us part ways on good terms.

I was caught by surprise of his request because he has... see more

If you choose not to go the legal route above, it is much better to be laid off than to resign. At least with the... see more

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Soo I have been employed by the same company since October of 2018... I never missed a day of work or was late. I ALWAYS went above and beyond. I told the gm I needed time of in June (this was November) she ended up quitting/getting fired not sure which, anyway I remind the owner about a month ago at our weekly meetings that I needed the time off he helped me to have someone fill as far as I knew everything was fine. I talked to him on Tuesday... see more


It is definitely shady, but the way they phrased it, we're moving in a different direction sets it up for... see more

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I am 35 years old, and recently had a baby. My previous job does not have great work/life balance, and would have me out the house 24/7, on call. I have a master's degree from OSU and have great employment history. I all currently on FMLA while I care for my son, and scheduled to return to work soon. I am trying to find either a work from home job, or a job where I can bring my son with me.

I have a long professional career, I am efficient in... see more

Hi Chandra Prevost - I did some online research and found these companies that offer nationwide work from home... see more

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Matt Bornhorst these are great resources thank you so much for helping.

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I had FMLA in place at my last job. Should I wait to be hired to bring this up, or should I state this in interviews? I feel withholding this information is somehow wrong! My last Job everyone had 30-minutes for lunch. My lunch had to be an hour sometimes a little longer, this also covered occasional appointments.

Thank You

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I had to get surgery and they wanted me to return on the December 4 but the doctor didn't release so the manager told me she couldn't hold my job for me they know I cant return till the 27 so they said I dont have a job

Hi Ruth Roman - I am so sorry to hear that. It sounds really terrible that they tried to push up your return date... see more

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Hi. I worked for a Glass company in Motaine Ohio. I was on approved FMLA. The day I was to return to work. I was terminated. Now I had never had any verbal written or any type of disclinary action. It took me by surprise that this happened. When I called to find out why they would not return my calls. It put me in a deep depression. I haven’t been able to find a job since October. I’m on unemployment but that barely covers bills... see more

Fired unjustly....i find a Lawyer.

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Does anyone know if there is a time period you have to be able to file a case for wrongful termination? I have a chronic illness and was covered under FMLA and was still fired from my previous job. I have wanted to contact a lawyer but they traumatized me so bad with the way they fired me that I have not had the courage to do so. Any Thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.

Get some balls, get a lawyer

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You are absolutely correct!

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He went out on medical leave on Dec 4th had a Drs note, took FMLA from Dec 19-Mar 8. That is 11 weeks. He still has one more week to take FMLA. The Dr has suggested he stays out of work longer due to a medical mental disability. The problem is he is a government employee and cannot get disability. He is only protected by 12 weeks of FMLA. Can he be fired if tthe Dr takes him out longer than 12 weeks or puts him on a restricted schedule due to... see more

Not all states have at will employment laws. As long as syour friend is under the care of aa physician and he is... see more

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Hi Mike,
The Employment At Will Doctrine, covers the United States and each state does in fact follow, there are... see more

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so my job does a point system if you call off you get pointed if you late you get pointed....if you sick with a excuse you get point long story short its set up for failure cause they fall off a year from the time you got them. My son has a mental disability and I'm constantly going to appts or there is issues at school I'm on my last warning at my job I can't afford to loose my job so I want to file under FMLA to protect me I asked my employer... see more

Both, but if you can look somewhere else, you can work. If you do not challenge the FMLA authorization, they will... see more

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