Jun 06, 2010 - 7:38 pm
My husband was just terminated from his job. The company where he had worked as a manager doing stand-up training and had to travel for the position, said if he could not be back at the office by June 1st then he would be terminated. They said they had fulfilled their obligations under Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of holding a job for 3 months and didn't need to hold it any longer. They hired a contract worker to do his job for the past two months and they confided in me that they liked the woman a lot and wanted to hire her. She told them that if she did not get hired by June 1st she would start looking for a new job. They didn't want to lose her.
Has anyone had any experience with this? Doesn't the American for Disabilities Act (ADA) protect people with cancer.
He is on long-term disability so money in the short-term is not the problem. It is still very upseting. Hopefully he will feel better at some point and want to work. The company did not give him any severance and said he is not eligible for unemployment even when he starts feeling better. He was approved by the insurance company for long-term disability for up to 2 years.
He was diagnosed on January 6th and has been out of work for about 5 months. There is no way he could go back to work. He is totally exhausted, has a feeding tube, and barely goes out of the house.
Our neigbor is a lawyer and tried to negotiate with them. The only thing they would consider would be giving my husband an extra month before needing to come back to work. They wanted us to have the Doctor sign a note that he would be back on July 1st. I said I could not be certain when he would feel ready to come back. It's difficult to tell right now.
We live in NYC. It's very upsetting since my husband has been through a lot and now this.
Please let me know if you have had a similar experience and how you handled it.