How long is my job protected?

How long is my employer required by law to "protect" my job? I was out on FMLA for 12 weeks (due to cancer) and have been on short term disability for apx 6 months. Is my employer required to give me my job back when I am ready to return to work?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 22, 2008 5:26 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

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Aaron Maduff
How long is my job protected?

Unfortunately, the FMLA provides you only 12 weeks with a guarantee of your job. But you may be able to obtain an extension of your leave with the right to return to work under the Americans with Disabilities Act depending on a number of factors. I suggest that you contact an employment attorney and schedule a consultation as those factors are too numerous to address here.

posted by Aaron Maduff  |  Oct 22, 2008 5:49 PM [EST]

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