I Got Terminated After Taking Medical Leave
I notified the HR Director and my supervisor at the end of November 2007 that I would be having hip replacement surgery on December 14, 2007, which would require me to be off work for a total of 12 weeks.
The HR Director advised me that I would need to use my floating holiday, vacation, and sick leave before Family Medical Leave would take affect. The HR Director also assured me that my job would be protected and it would be available when I returned to work after my surgery. My Family Medical Leave expired on March 4, 2008.
On March 3, 2008, the HR Director called me to tell me that they were taking me off Family Medical Leave and placing me on Administrative Leave with pay for three days until my supervisor returned to work. I was to return to work on March 6, 2008.
When I returned to work on March 6th, I was told that I was being let go supposedly because of concerns of performance. I had never received any written warnings or any other written documentation stating that my job performance was not up to par. This company has a constant turnover in employees-averages five employees per month (out of a total of 65 employees) who either are terminated or quit.
This post was submitted by Janet Scholl.