I am new to this group, and wanted to know if anyone might have advice about applying for FMLA for your child’s type 1 diabetes. More specifically, I am wondering if there are any loopholes to applying.
Long story short, I was laid off of work from March 2020 to June 2020 due to the pandemic. My most recent claim expired about a month ago (February 2021), and my company says that I am short of working the 1250 hours in the last calendar year.
Well, duh! Of course I don’t have that; I didn’t work for three months. I have tried to research online if there are any national changes for FMLA due to the pandemic. All I can find is information about companies that employ less than 500 employees. My work employs more than 500+.
I have already contacted my son’s endocrinologist office. They wrote a letter to management, but my work said that FMLA requirements are nation-wide.
I am looking to see if anyone might have advise, or if anyone here is a lawyer and may have more information. Please, please let me know! I appreciate you time!