John Williams
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I have been on paid leave pending an investigation since the end of January. The allegations are false and are a very loosely knit scheme put together by a fellow employee that does have a very unethical history, Also, I am on an active FMLA letter.....would the FMLA letter possibly be a reason that I am still on paid leave status? Never been in this situation before.......nowhere close.

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Tanya Fitzgerald

John, FMLA tells me that you were employed at a company with more than 50 people. While FMLA is just a guideline, it does guarantee 12 weeks of leave and employment protection during the protected time. I did some quick mental math and it does seem like the 12 weeks have run their course. It is certainly a little callous that your company waited until you were no longer protected to swing the ax however they can argue that you didn't follow up with them. I'm sorry that this happened to you. Make a list. If you are in possession of any company materials (keys, badge, electronics etc.) arrange with HR to return them rather than face another allegation. Also arrange for the return of any of your personal items, excess and unused earned time as applicable and any uncollected paychecks. Has a severance been mentioned? They are usually accompanied by nonsuit agreements, non compete agreements and occasionally nondisclosure agreements. Severance will affect unemployment compensation. Update your resume and start circulating it. You are unemployed but you still have a lot of work ahead of you. Take a deep breath and consider where you want to go and plan how you will get there. I'm confident that you will overcome this and I wish you well.

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Debra Langholff

Sorry to hear that John, FMLA doesn't last that long HR should give you an update.... I'd hate to have them say due to an oversight you are now unemployed??? Check labor laws in your state

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Barbara Rose

I was an HR Manager for 30 years and know that you should have received an update by now . You definitely need to contact your HR department.

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Robert Yoho

John,

I agree with the other post. You need to have a conversation with HR.

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Matt Ramirez

I don't think it's because of your FMLA John. I've been on FMLA before for medical and i wasn't allowed to return back to work without the doctors okay or release.

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Mark Bryan

Hi John, Sorry to hear about the situation you are currently dealing with. I'm not too familiar with the FMLA policies, but have you talked to anyone from your office? I feel like you should be getting updates from your company, specifically from someone in HR. Have you talked to anyone? -Mark

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