Do i have to use up all my sick & vacation time before I can use FMLA time?

I will be caring for my elderly mother after she has surgery at the end of the month. I was told at my workplace that I MUST use all my sick time and all my vacation time before I can use any FMLA hours. Is this correct? I can undedstand using the sick time but since I don't get paid for FMLA time, why can't I use it (when it qualifies) and save my vacation time?


1 answer  |  asked May 8, 2011 8:44 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

Answers (1)

Trang Tran
Yes. Your employer can use your accrued vacation and personal days as part of your FMLA leave.

posted by Trang Tran  |  May 10, 2011 12:40 PM [EST]

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