exempt employee: not allowed to make doctor appointments. Is it legal?

I work on salary and commission.
Have insurance I pay for.
Dr. ordered 4 test. E.D. said you cannot go at the end of the year it is crunch time. It is also when my deductable has been met. Have serious medical condition. Is this allowed to be legal?

1 answer  |  asked Jan 3, 2012 2:01 PM [EST]  |  applies to Florida

Answers (1)

Phyllis Towzey
I'm sorry, there is not enough information for me to answer this question. If your employer has 50 or more employees within a 75 mile radius and you have worked there more than one year, then if you have a serious health condition you would be entitled to intermittent FMLA leave for doctor's appointments, and could not be fired for exercising that right.

If you are an exempt employee, then your pay cannot be docked for missing time during the day for a doctor's appointment, but that does NOT mean your employer couldn't fire you for taking unauthorized time away from your job duties if, in fact, the FMLA does not apply in your case.

posted by Phyllis Towzey  |  Jan 3, 2012 2:17 PM [EST]

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