My question is I just got awarded sole custody of my kids who have been in foster care for a year and a half I did nothing wrong there mom was a meth user and because I’m a local home every night truck driver they became wards of the state I have them now for a trial home visit but my 5 yr old wakes up screaming for me in the middle of the night he has the lowest form of autism is there anyway I can take fmla for a few weeks just to get them used to not being scared of being taken away again I’ve been st my job for 3 years and we employ over 300 ppl
You should go to your HR department and request FMLA. They will provide you with a certification that you will have to have completed by your child's doctor. If you do that, the employer shouldn't give you any trouble. If you do have trouble, call an employment law attorney right away.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
You should gather all relevant information, documents and medical records, and talk to your company's Human Resource Department and/or your Union Representative. They should be able to provide you with the necessary forms and answer any questions.
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You may also want to check with your local law school and see if they have a Community Legal Clinic, staffed by law students and supervised by licensed attorneys.
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