Chatham, NJ asked in Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: Anything I can do about getting denied leave for a medically necessary procedure?

My job recently denied my medically necessary leave to repair torn ligaments in my ankle. They told me I do not qualify for FMLA in NJ because I started as a temp so I have not been employed for 12 months, even though I blow past the hours requirement. I was told to apply for "reasonable accommodations" and leave through ADA but was denied because my department isn't properly staffed. My job is predominantly on my feet, moving around and carrying chemicals and medical specimen. I'm in pain every day. And I've also been dealing with harassment and slander from my supervisor, so i suspected I would be denied once they started including my department. Anything I can do about this?

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Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You may be entitled to other leave. I would need to know more information.

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