They state that after 4 days you must fill out the paperwork for fmla and your employment status is changed to inactive effective from the first day you missed. It was my understanding that fmla was a benefit that I could ask to use?
Employment / Labor Attorney
I would contact the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. This agency enforces the law and would be able to assist you. I have inserted a link below for you.
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