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FMLA and forced make up time.

Discussion in 'Medical Leave & Disability' started by nedgoak, May 25, 2011.

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  1. nedgoak

    nedgoak Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Where I work each employee works every third weekend and if any time is missed on your weekend you are to make up that time by working some-other weekend hours. My question is if I use FMLA time to call in sick then how can I be forced to make up those weekend hours? The reason I think it's not right is because if someone takes 12 weeks off for pregnancy (FMLA) leave where I work that person is not required to make up their weekend hours. This sounds unfair to me. I would like to know what some of you think?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You seem to be confusing FMLA with company policies.

    FMLA doesn't provide anyone with paid time off.

    Some companies will allow paid time off in certain emergent situations.

    That is a function of corporate policies, not federal law.

    FMLA only requires you be given 12 weeks of UNPAID time off in certain situations.

    I suggest you request a meeting with your HR representative to understand your company's policy about FMLA and medical leave.

    If you have a personnel manual, some of your answers might be available by reading same.
     

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