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RETURNING TO WORK
Feb 26, 1998

I just discovered this great site within the body! A jackpot!

My partner has been on disability from his work for the past 2 years.

He has slowly gotten better since begining a "cocktail" 18 months ago. He is now faced with the possible loss of disability payments.

He really doesn't want to go back to his former job so is going to school part-time.

Should his disability suddenly cut him off, is his former employer required to offer him employment.

Thankyou

Response from Ms. Franzoi

Whether or not your partner's former employer is required to take him back to work depends on that employer's policies with respect to employees who go out on disabilty. With the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an employer is only required to keep an employee's job available for 12 weeks.

Lynn Franzoi



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