Can I receive unemployment in New Mexico if my employer is not in compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act?
After my maternity leave, my physician wrote me a note stating to work in a less stressful work environment due to my health. I submitted this letter to my job but it’s been over a month and nothing is happening. They are not giving me a different job nor are they letting me go. They actually tried to trick me to terminated employment with the company. I know if I quit chances are I can not collect unemployment until I find a different job. But they are not doing anything, because they don’t want to pay unemployment. I don’t know what to do. Not sure how long the company can do this to me. I need some advice, thanks!
First and foremost, your question is one that involves an employers FMLA compliance.
So, here's the link to some Federal Labor Law Fact Sheets, including FMLA
. You can also access the law.
I do believe there is a time limit on an employer's response to an employee once they have been provided with medical documentation which recommends a possible job change. That's what you need to find out .. how long is too long and in fact, what does the act say the employer should do to remain in compliance.
I'd do the research myself, but I've been very busy lately (wonder why:) and I honestly, appreciate any information .. from anyone asking questions in the form of leaving comments with what they have found out .. you can even include links which I will make live.