Q: I want to quit my job. My mental health is so bad and the job is so toxic.
I'm wondering what my rights are as a part-time cashier, and I'm wondering how FMLA works. I'm also wondering if I can get disability due to depression and what I would have to do if I can.
A: Additional information about your situation is necessary to analyze whether you would have a legal claim, whether you are entitled to take FMLA leave, or whether you would be entitled to disability benefits. If you have worked for your employer for at least 12 months, during which time you have worked at least 1,250 hours, and your employers employs at least 50 employees within a 75 mile radius, you should contact your Human Resources department or a supervisor to request FMLA paperwork to determine if you are eligible for leave. In addition to FMLA leave, which protects your job for up to 12 weeks, you may be entitled to short-term disability compensation while on FMLA leave. You should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss in greater detail.
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