FMLA discrimination?

After 3 years of being on intermittant FMLA, my employer says that I must get a separate certification for each doctor I see. I have a permanent condition that requires that I see a few doctors. This new "policy" is nowhere in writing. I know of other employees who got approval of their FMLA this year with all the doctors listed on one form. Why would it be different for me? I had a meeting with my HR dept. and they stated that this was all bargained for in my union contract. It is my understanding that FMLA cannot be bargained for. Why would my employer make different policies for different employees? Can they ask for different certifications for the same FMLA case?

1 answer  |  asked Jan 9, 2004 10:21 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Janet M. Koehn
talk to a lawyer!

you need to talk to an attorney with expertise in both fmla/cfra issues and union issues. you can find one in the sacramento area by going to the california employment lawyers assn's website ( you may have both a violation of the cal family rights act, and also an unfair business practice. you need to consult with an attorney who can advise you as a continuing employee appropriately.
i know you don't want to pay for the consultation, but what is your job worth to you? a few hundred dollars perhaps?
good luck
janet m. koehn

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Jan 9, 2004 9:58 PM [EST]

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