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I was forced to resign or get fired...

I was faced with signing resignation paper or getting fired..I am a single parent of a 20 month old. Due to daycare hours (6am-6pm)I was hired to work 9-5.. When my son is ill he is not allowed to go to daycare..My son has had several severe ear infections. He has just recently had surgery for ear tube placement. I was forced to resign due to absenteeism.. Am I protected under FMLA or short term medical leave? I have not reported off work much, but have had to leave work to pick up my son at daycare due to illness. I am a single parent and do not have other family members for back up

1 answer  |  asked Jun 16, 2002 10:27 AM [EST] in Employment Law  |  applies to Ohio

Answers (1)

Neil Klingshirn
Basics of FMLA coverage.

If your employer has 50 or more employees and you have worked for a year and at least 1250 hours during the last year, the FMLA covers you. Check the FAQ article on this site for more information about the rights available under the FMLA if you are covered.

Regards,

Neil Klingshirn

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Jun 17, 2002 11:14 AM [EST]