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True or False: I cannot be disciplined any time I visit a healthcare provider?

Today’s post is all about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and trying to decide when a person qualifies for coverage.  As you may know from some of my previous coverage, the FMLA provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to deal with your own serious health condition or the serious health condition of a family member (there are also some other issues covered).  If an individual takes FMLA protected leave they cannot be disciplined or terminated for that time off.  Therefore, it is crucial to understand when leave is covered.  Unfortunately, a recent case from Arkansas shows that if someone takes leave that is not covered, they can lose their job.  See Johnson v. Wheeling Mach. Prods., 779 F.3d 514 (8th Cir. Ark. 2015).  Hit the jump for all the details and the answer to the True/False question… Continue reading

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