A recent court case gives managers a warning about handling employees who are turned down for medical leave: Retaliation charges can be filed by employees even if they aren’t eligible to take FMLA.
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
These days, many employers are implementing mandatory furloughs to cut down on costs. But they need to be careful when exempt employees are involved.
Companies need to continue paying for employees’ healthcare coverage while they’re on FMLA leave. But can you recover any of that cost if an employee decides not to come back?