Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica
I could have my boss approve instead. I have a feeling she would just hand over to my co-worker.
I guess I am more upset because I did lots of work from home those days and the HR Manager is counting them as sick days. I am mad I could have rested those days instead of working. She even called me many times while out.
I am going to contest the work from home FMLA accommodation, good point.
On my time card I put "Worked from home" I am salaried Non-exempt. When I was called in I saw that on my absences sheet they were all sick days. That is part of why I am upset.
thanks for the advice!!
karendee, I'm also in HR and I'm on intermittent FMLA. My rheumy is the one who filled out the paperwork and her office actually told me to write down whatever I wanted them to include. I asked them to say that I needed to work intermittently when in a flare and that's exactly what she wrote. If there is something specific you feel they need to say in order for it to get approved, just ask them.
You shouldn't be charged for the days you worked from home and you need to tell them that. We have many employees who have worked from home when recovering from an illness and they were counted as work days. Also, just tell your boss that you are not comfortable with your coworker seeing your personal health information. I had that situation once before with a supervisor and the HR manager made sure that the information was only seen by her. But, if it's stuck in your file somewhere, the coworker will be able to see it anyway if she has access to those files. So, it all depends on how much you are willing to fight to keep her from seeing it.
Fitzy that is a great idea!
I would even be happier if another one of our locations handled the claim for me. We have a bunch and they all know me but don't work with me daily and could be more impartial. I trust them more too!
Well last week my Dr faxed all the paperwork. The HR manager has been putting off talking with me all week.
Now I am sick today and off work.
She sent me several emails that I did not return the paperwork. She had given me a copy of the fax the Dr sent and I was supposed to give it back with a form. So I emailed it to her from home.
I got this response:
To explain: once you get the papers from your doctor you need to present them and the request for leave form back to me within the 15 calendar days.
Once I review your request and the doctor’s paperwork, I will issue the designation notice stating if the leave is approved or not.
You asked me to give you the fax the other day and remember I said we needed to sit and talk about this. So we need to finish the process to ensure that the leave you are requesting and what the doctor’s information states is applicable under the FMLA guidelines.
Strange huh? She keeps making it sound like I might not be approved for intermittent leave!