I had a mini stoke in Sept due to stress and my Dr. says its work elated. he took me off work until jan 12 and my employer put me on FMLA... I have the approved papers. I got a call today from my employer that they want me to come in and go over some fina

I had a mini stoke in Sept due to stress and my Dr. says its work related. he took me off work until jan 12 and my employer put me on FMLA... I have the approved papers. I got a call today from my employer that they want me to come in and go over some financial findings during and audit, this is work related... Is this allowed?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 8, 2016 3:21 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Marilynn Mika Spencer
An employer is allowed to contact an employee without is on leave for minimal work-related purposes so that the employer can continue its operations in the employee's absence. It's easy to see that calling an employee just to obtain a password, for example, is minimal. However, coming to the workplace and working does not appear to be minimal and is likely against your doctor's instructions.

Try sending an e-mail to the employer and asking for details, such as how much time is needed, why it must be done on-site and not at home, why it cannot wait until you have recovered, etc. Ask for a written response. Then send this information to your doctor and ask if this is within the restrictions your doctor imposed. Probably it is not.

Note you want all this in writing because you want a record in case it is necessary in the future to prove what took place.

posted by Marilynn Mika Spencer  |  Nov 9, 2016 9:53 PM [EST]

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