FMLA and depression

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Jeffrey P
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   Posted 9/1/2006 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Approximately 3 weeks ago my doctor put me on FMLA which was approved by my work for 6 months for major depression.  After callling off under FMLA yesterday my supervisor today told me i MUST bring in a doctors note everytime i call off under FMLA.  Is this allowed?

wmnak
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   Posted 9/1/2006 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
What is FMLA?

els
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   Posted 9/1/2006 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   

FMLA is Family Medical Leave Act in the United States...and yes they can require you to bring in a physicians note for everytime you call in (but they have to stay within their policy, i.e; if it is required for doc note for absent more then 3 days in a row)...even though your doctor has signed for it.  Here is a link from the Department of Labor regarding it...

http://www.dol.gov/dol/allcfr/ESA/Title_29/Part_825/toc.htm



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qut06
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   Posted 9/1/2006 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Jeffrey P Pavlich said...
Approximately 3 weeks ago my doctor put me on FMLA which was approved by my work for 6 months for major depression.  After callling off under FMLA yesterday my supervisor today told me i MUST bring in a doctors note everytime i call off under FMLA.  Is this allowed?
Thats strange. Im on FMLA and all I have to do is call. Maybe its just your employer.
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