It is not unusual for there to be some administrative disagreements with the employer about FMLA time calculations. Very likely those will be resolved. Such disputes seldom rise to the level of actionable unlawful harassment.
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If the employer's delay in communicating the essential functions of your position or providing the job description is preventing you from obtaining a reasonable accommodation for a serious health condition, then it may be in violation of state or Federal disability discrimination laws. As for an employer running vacation time while you were on FMLA, it is generally permissible under the FMLA. An employer's policies and practices may provide otherwise, so you will have to look at the employer's policies and past practies.
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