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#91 Yari

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    Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:06 PM

    I am so happy to hear that your surgery went well.

    You poor thing! I think they are totally discriminating against you. They should be afraid of a lawsuit.

    #92 jajajaja

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      Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:16 PM

      Steph- I don't know much about your time at your company, but please look into this. U.S. Department of Labor - Employment Standards Administration (ESA) - Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - Family and Medical Leave Act It's a federal law that you be granted at 12 weeks of unpaid leave and it sounds like you qualify to me. We have all kinds of rules and regulations regarding FMLA at my company- one of those being that we HAVE to offer FMLA to employees that are eligible. Whether they choose to is up to them, but we can't pray on their ignorance of the law.

      Maybe you have exhausted 12 weeks- I don't know. Just something to look into. I don't know all the facts, but my hunch is saying it's unlawful. I'm no expert though. Good luck! :)
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      #93 stacey

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        Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:19 PM

        Im glad that the surgery went well. Your work seems like a bunch of A wholes. Is it primarily men that work there? I'm going to assume that it is, and there for not very underatanding. If there is anything that I can do to help let me know.
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        #94 DanielleNDerek

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          Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:23 PM

          Your work can just take you off light duty like that, that's messed up.

          I'm glad that you are moving on because i don't like the way your work is treating you.
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          #95 Amarillis

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            Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:44 PM

            Wow... i am just getting caught up on this now.... holy cow Steph... that is crazy your employer is a jack@$$ wow...

            I am glad to hear your surgery went well. I hope you are well on your road to recovery.

            #96 lucy106

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              Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:46 PM

              They had offered me FMLA but I just cant do the non-paid thing for more then a week so if thats all I would need then that would work.

              Yep, 90% men that work here. It is better for me physically it just sucks cuz this is who I am and who I have been for 9 years. I never saw myself as anything but a police officer. But everything happens for a reason...time to live by my own advice!

              #97 Hartyt509

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                Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:20 PM

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                Originally Posted by lucy106
                They had offered me FMLA but I just cant do the non-paid thing for more then a week so if thats all I would need then that would work.

                Yep, 90% men that work here. It is better for me physically it just sucks cuz this is who I am and who I have been for 9 years. I never saw myself as anything but a police officer. But everything happens for a reason...time to live by my own advice!
                Over here that would be called constructive dismissal and you could nail in them in a tribunal for it. Not sure about the US. All our coppers here are in a union - if you are go to them and see what they say.

                Don't give in unless you want to tho - personally i'd try and screw the arse right off them and take every penny you can get xx

                #98 jajajaja

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                  Posted 09 July 2008 - 03:31 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by lucy106
                  They had offered me FMLA but I just cant do the non-paid thing for more then a week so if thats all I would need then that would work.

                  Yep, 90% men that work here. It is better for me physically it just sucks cuz this is who I am and who I have been for 9 years. I never saw myself as anything but a police officer. But everything happens for a reason...time to live by my own advice!
                  We offer 12 wks but vacation and sick leave are used (we have them bundled into one- paid time off) so technically we are paid. That is until our paid time off hours run out.

                  Did you return to work full time after your surgery? If not, you would have still qualified for FMLA to "excuse" the hours you aren't working.
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                  #99 Celina

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                    Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:07 PM

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                    Hey all thanks for the thoughts and all here is the latest...

                    Work has turned into even bigger a-holes then ever. I was told they are taking my light duty spot away since I have been on it so long and someone else needs it from an off duty related injury. Well in the meantime my FI and I had already decided that I would be filing for disability through my police pension as this has been my doctor and physical therapists recommendation all along. So...I have filed for disability and have until Aug 11 until my light duty is gone. This also means that we are going to probably be getting married here before we go to Cancun because I will need to be on my FI insurance. Our COBRA is $500 a month, ridiculous. So since our wedding date is so close we figure worse case scenario we go get hitched at the court house (have to admit I am kind of looking forward to that aspect) and no one even needs to know.

                    As far as my latest procedure it went well, thank goodness for anasthesia!! I am feeling pretty good but mentally kind of a mess right now.

                    I have been looking into getting into the Travel field or event planning so any TA's or WCs out there who have advise on how to do this I would love to hear it.

                    WOW Steph - I am just reading this and am totally shocked! Do you have short term disability? How can they take your light duty position away? the other person was injured in a non job related injury as well - !!!!!

                    You'll be fine getting married beforehand. Not sure if it will affect your passport though. Just something to think about.

                    Anyhow - wow - I am totally shocked. Let me know if you want to chat or if I can help you in any way.

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                    #100 Dez921714

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                      Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:15 PM

                      WOW...unfortunately, I can't think of much more to say.

                      Tell them to take the job and shove it. It sounds like you'll be MUCH happier not working there. I go by "everything happens for a reason" too...helps keep my sanity!!!

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