You likely were not qualified for FMLA leave based upon your dates of employment, but, this sounds like a blatant case of disability discrimination. I have handled many similar cases. It is important to get on top of this situation as soon as possible so you need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Best of Luck!
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Under the Americans with disabilities act, an employer must make reasonable accommodations fo persons with disabilities. What constitutes a disability and what constitutes a reasonable accommodation are questions of fact. A reasonable accommodation is a test that balances the requested accommodation against the cost to the company. Generally holding a position open ndefinitley is not a reasonable accommodation, but a shorter period (6 weeks) possibly is. Without the specifics to your illness it is hard to gauge your claim.
As far as your unemployment, make sure you contest the challenge and attend the hearing. Bring all of your evidence and you should prevail. You are entitled to unemployment if you did not engage in gross misconduct or voluntarily resign.
You may have a viable claim, I suggest you arrange a free consultation with an experienced employment attorney immediately.
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