Can I get unemployment if I have been fired for missing work after being denied a personal leave?
Originally I requested special accommodations at work per MD, but was denied so I went on medical leave.
I was approved for FMLA. Because I had already used some intermittent, I didn't have much left. Now I am told that I must return to work or I will accumulate points and be terminated--unless I get approved for a personal leave. I am 99.9% sure they will deny me a personal leave.
If I get termed because of the points, can I collect unemployment?
Also, if I force myself to return to work I will be taking pain medication. If I mess up and lose my job while on meds...am I eligible?
I am in Indiana and my job description requires me to be on my feet the entire shift (minus breaks).
Thanks for your assistance.
I need to ask you a question.
Have you been released to go back to work by your doctor? Or is the employer insisting you return to work without restrictions?
This is at the heart of the matter. An employer can't let you come back to work if you have not been released and they cannot insist that work restrictions be ignored without opening themselves up to liability.