Case in Point: Nancy Cutting, an HR rep for a Michigan manufacturing firm, requested FMLA leave due to complications in her pregnancy and gallstone surgery. Cutting was due back to work exactly 12 weeks after her leave began.
However, just before her return date, she contacted her supervisor to ask for an additional 10 days, saying her doctor wouldn’t let her return until then. (That would extend her leave beyond the 12-week FMLA limit). Her supervisor allegedly said, "No problem" to the request. But, in fact, the company began process...(register to read more)