I have been taking intermittent family medical leave (FMLA) since last October, 2005. I took almost my full 12 weeks for this period, but was going to renew it since I still am unable to work fulltime.
My employer is actively searching for a reason to not approve any more FMLA. I am searching the web for info, but most of it doesn't apply to me.
What I am looking for is this:
- After my first year is up (this October) could I then apply for a new "year" period, since I didn't start taking leave at a new calendar year?
or does an employee have to go by calendar year to take leave?
- If I worked over the hour limit needed to qualify (I think it's 1250 hours during the previous year) am I eligible to take another 12 weeks of FMLA?
Our facility does not have a policy about this in which to look, so I am basically trying to figure this out on my own.
I guess my only other option is to file for social security disability if I cannot take FMLA from my job.
If anyone knows anything about this and could tell me how your facility does it I would be grateful.