Would you do anything about this situation with an employer? - page 3

This is really making a LONG story short. I was working as a staff rn for a state hospital. I started 3/30/05. 2 weeks later my son had seizure (he is 7)...his first one so I took him to the ER... Read More

  1. by   NNICURN
    I used 2 work in HR--most hospitals have a policy on FMLA w/ very strict guidelines (bcuz there r many people who abuse it), so u prolly would not have qualified 4 it--usually u have 2 be employed for a year and have worked a minimum amt of hours, etc. My guess is that it would no have even benn an option 4 u. Good luck!
  2. by   rach_nc_03
    Quote from NNICURN
    I used 2 work in HR--most hospitals have a policy on FMLA w/ very strict guidelines (bcuz there r many people who abuse it), so u prolly would not have qualified 4 it--usually u have 2 be employed for a year and have worked a minimum amt of hours, etc. My guess is that it would no have even benn an option 4 u. Good luck!
    At my hospital, FMLA requires 1250 hours in the last 12 months worked, and the 12 months don't have to be consecutive. I found out last week I need hip surgery- which may be extensive and require up to 3 months to recover- and i'm trying to find out if I meet the minimum hours requirements, as I've worked there since last july, but as a student until may, when i went to casual (1 shift per month) until the end of june when i started my RN position. IF i don't qualify for FMLA, we have personal illness/injury leave, which is just like FMLA except the hospital doesn't pay my insurance premiums. We also have intermittent FMLA and intermittent personal medical leave. Management never mentions this, of course. But it's an option at many facilities.

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