There may not be an issue that strikes more fear in the land of HR than how to deal with an employee who cannot return to work after FMLA leave expires. Is some additional leave beyond 12 weeks required? The answer is almost always ‘yes.’
Can We Lawfully Terminate an Employee After He Submits a Vague Doctor’s Note Seeking an Extension of Leave? In a Word, Yes.
By Jeff Nowak on
Posted in ADA, Court Decisions
An employee’s 12 weeks of FMLA leave has exhausted, and over the past several weeks, he’s provided you a series of vague doctor’s notes typically containing nothing more than a one-liner extending his medical leave of absence until his next appointment.
Sound familiar? Makes you want to scream, right?
What if I told you that,…