Corpus Christi, TX asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: I'm still on WC, and DR. care and restrictions have not got an MMI... Employer call said about FMLA is about to expire.

Not sure they are getting the 73. ask about if I was on restrictions, to see if they can find something for me or said maybe I would have to resign... Kind of confuse why would they put me on FMLA when it's a work injury not ask to for leave to take care of a family member...

1 Lawyer Answer
S. Michael Graham
S. Michael Graham
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: FMLA is based upon a federal statute that allows an individual to be off from work for 12 weeks and the employer cannot fire them "for being off work". After the 12 weeks expires, unless the company has a different policy, they can terminate your employment despite the fact that you are off for an injury. If you would like more information, feel free to contact my law office at 214-358-6060 or a qualified workers' compensation attorney of your choice.

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