When the Society for Human Resource surveyed employers about their biggest administrative challenges, dealing with leave for employees’ own chronic conditions ranked number one. But, surprisingly, not far behind was taken for “caring for a sick parent,” which ranked as more challenging than FMLA leave taken for a sick spouse or even a child.(SHRM)
With more “sandwich generation” employees taking care of children and parents at the same time, it’s wise to be consistent about requesting certification for all types of FMLA leave, including care for elderly parents.
Case in Point: Honda employee Chandra Scott filed an FMLA lawsuit, claiming that she was fired in retaliation for taking FMLA leave to help her mother.
Scott had taken leave when her mother underwent a stress test after she complained of shortness of breath. Then, more than a month later, her mother had an outp...(register to read more)