They check " We HAVE NOT determined that restoring you to employment at the conclusion of FMLA leave will cause substantial and grievous economic harm to us. Does this mean that down the road they can change their tune and say that I have been determined and then they can fire me? Do I have to accept FLMA? Can they remove this statement? I fear it will be used against me. Thank you.
Is this part of the employee manual, or have you recently gone on medical leave and received this statement?
I suggest speaking with an attorney, and getting everything out, your circumstances, etc.
Generally speaking, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) bars employers from laying off, firing, or demoting personnel who take a leave of absence due to pregnancy, illness, or injury. And those that do so open themselves up to large statutory damages.
You should pull together the relevant documentation in your possession related to this question and consult an employment attorney. The attorney can assess the information, explain its meaning and identify any potential legal issues in your situation.
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