Can i take fmla a day at a time when needed? employer says no week at a time only.

Is it OK for an employer to tell me that i can't use fmla intermittenly? If my baby was sick and i had to leave that day they said i could'nt i have to give them a 30 day advanced notice. How can i predict when my baby is going to be sick and needs my care now and have to give the company 30 days notice. then they said i have to take it a week at a time or more.

1 answer  |  asked May 16, 2007 9:43 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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Anthony Cameron

FMLA can be taken intermittently but is for major life events. If your child has a condition that flares, it's hard to see where your Emp/r is correct. If you're just hedging against periodic flu or sore throats, that's another question. Also, there are some threshold things about your employer which may or may not implicate FMLA.

I'd walk a little softly for now and arrange a prompt consultation with the US Dept. of Labor.

I'm a fairly long distance from you so I recommend you find a MEL attorney nearer you.

Anthony Cameron

posted by Anthony Cameron  |  May 16, 2007 9:58 PM [EST]

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