I was hospitalized for depression and now require once a week psychiatry appointments. My employer would not let me off work for these appointments and said that if I wasn't at work I would be written up (and consequently fired). Is this legal??

1 answer  |  asked Aug 15, 2006 09:20 AM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

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Sally Stix

More information is needed such as how long you have been working at the employer's and whether this is a "serious" medical condition.

I suggest that you make an appointment with an experienced employment lawyer in your area so that the facts can be thoroughly reviewed and a more in depth analysis can be done.

For general information about your rights under the FMLA, and in particular about retaliation against employees who take FMLA leave, check out www.workplacefairness.org. That is a website run by a non-profit group that exists to help educate workers about their legal rights.

Employment attorneys can be found at www.NELA.org

Good luck!

posted by Sally Stix  |  Aug 15, 2006 10:10 AM [EST]

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