Perkasie, PA asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Work F/T in PA and on FMLA/STD for mental health. Doc says to go P/T status. If current job can’t be PT, is it a layoff?

After 12 week FMLA/STD for documented behavioral health issues, doctor recommends working P/T permanently. If my F/T position can’t be adapted for P/T hours, would my employer have to “lay me off?” If so, could I file for unemployment?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You have an argument to make that you couldn't work for necessitous and compelling reasons. I would suggest contacting OVR for job help.

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