severance null due to operation/disability???

Severance contract states I must be working on a specific date
just been informed by GYN I will be needing a hysterectomy
with a normal 2 mos lay up I may NOT be able to BE @ work that specific day.

What are my options? Is this totally @ employers discretion (they DON't have a generous history-not even ONE day will they give)
OR am I somehow protected by disability umbrella?
Thanks in advance!

1 answer  |  asked Mar 26, 2005 9:44 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Janet M. Koehn
family leave?

if your company is a covered employer under the california family leave law, you cannot be divested of any benefit if you must take leave for a serious medical condition. if the surgery is related to pregnancy or delivery, you would be protected under the pregnancy leave law. and finally, you may also be protected by the laws against sex and/or disability discrimination. you should immediately see an attorney experienced in employment law. you can find one in your area by going to the cal employment lawyers assn website, www.celaweb.org.
good luck
janet m. koehn

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Mar 26, 2005 11:07 PM [EST]

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