can a company force you to take FMLA if you have enough vacation time to cover your absence and do not want to be on FMLA

company is telling me that i have to use FMLA. I have plenty of paid time i can use and do not want to be on FMLA. can they do this?

1 answer  |  asked Jun 15, 2016 12:27 PM [EST]  |  applies to Indiana

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Adam Kielich
FMLA protections for leave apply whether an employee specifically requests FMLA or uses "magic language" of FMLA to invoke its protections. Employers generally should consider whether any medical leave invokes FMLA protections.

posted by Adam Kielich  |  Dec 31, 2017 11:16 AM [EST]

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