Q: I was on medical leave from some time in May to sometime in June for heart problems that have developed recently.
I was on medical leave from some time in May to sometime in June for heart problems that have developed recently. I got an email today stating that my job was taking action to bring my termination request up at the next board meeting due to not returning to my job within the school system. I have emails stating that my absence has been approved by the director, although it was without pay, it was still recognized. Do I need to call them in the morning like the email says or do I seek legal action?
A: You should follow your employer's instruction to call them if they have requested you do so. You should explain that your medical absence has been approved by the Director and provide your estimated return to work date. Additional information is needed to analyze whether you would have a claim under the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or state law if you are terminated. You should reach out to an employment law attorney in your area to discuss your situation in more detail.
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