I’ve been out on short-term disability since end of Feb. I should be able to work again around 8/3. I know I can’t apply for unemployment until I’m well again. I rec’d a letter of terminiation, but it’s worded a bit strangely. Here’s the part I’m concerned about(mostly the 2nd paragraph):
“Based upon your doctor’s note, it appears you will not be able to return to work June 16. Although your 12 weeks of FMLA leave expired on May 22, we were holding your position open for you. However, given that you are not able to return to work June 16, we will no longer be able to hold your position open for you.
When you are able to return to work, we encourage you to contact us regarding any employment oppotunities available that match your experience and skills.”
I’m concerned about the last paragraph. Will I be required to apply for work at the company when I’m well again? If I apply for unemployment in August, could they fight it and say they have a job for me? This company caused my nervous breakdown and I don’t want to work there again.
How astute of you!! Yes, of course they are setting the stage for a viable argument to fight your unemployment if you do not apply for work as soon as you become able and available.
I’m totally impressed!!
Of course, this is not an offer of work .. merely an invite to apply for suitable work when you become able and available .. no big deal, just do it.
If they offer you “unsuitable work” (read the statute) turn them down and wait for the “refusal of suitable work issue”.
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