Question about FMLA

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by edxzaws8, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. edxzaws8

    edxzaws8 New Member

    Ive been going through boutes of nausea/vomiting/not being able to eat for the past year that usually lasts about a week. Ive taken a bunch of occasions over the issue and now Im on suspension.

    I called the UPS human resource number today and they approved temporary FMLA days where I can take an FMLA today without yet submitting paper work (they told me theyd email paperwork in a couple days).

    My question is, if I take an FMLA day today and my doctor for whatever reason doesnt want to fill out the paper work out, are the FMLA days considered occasions even though it was temporary approved?
     
  2. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    I believe FMLA is for care of a child or other loved one not for care of yourself. In your instance some sort of short term disability would be what you want
     
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  3. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You can take FMLA for personal medical reasons.
     
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  4. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    I did not know that .
     
  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Disability can be done, but for something like this he should qualify for FMLA.
     
  6. edxzaws8

    edxzaws8 New Member

    FMLA also applies to illness. You can take individual FMLA days for when you are sick (once approved so it doesnt count as on occasion). I believe its called intermittent FMLA days.
     
  7. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    You are being approved for Fmla contingent on your Dr. filling out the paperwork...no paperwork--no fmla and those days will most likely be more letters. If your Dr. fills out the paperwork you might be able to get some of the other letters pulled. Talk to your steward/ba.
     
  8. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Also....if you have been missing work due to a serious health condition....the company should have offered you the opportunity to fill out Fmla paperwork.....if they knew about your situation that is. Read up on it.....theres plenty of info. online.
     
  9. jamescasey420

    jamescasey420 Member

    FMLA is used also for serious health conditions (yourself included). It may vary from state to state. If your under a Dr's care. Make sure he back dates it, fill a grievance under Article 16 sec 6 sub section (4) page 46 of master agreement. Also ask for lost wages and suspension removed from your personnel file.
     
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  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I thought FMLA was to play Daddy to your 10 month baby during Peak.
     
  11. bumped

    bumped Well-Known Member

    It was for me, twice.
     
  12. HollandMan73

    HollandMan73 Member

    Haha! Twice for me too.....2 months off...Dec and all of Jan. both times! Thanks Bill Clinton!
     
  13. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    I called that one when I read the thread title. Dang I'm good.
     
  14. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    I used FMLA for an illness recently.

    I had my doctor fill out a form for Short Term Disability (Temcare) AND a letter stating my

    condition. The letter needs to state how long (or in your case intermittently) you will be out of

    work for and other basic details (diagnosis, date of appointment, maybe a treatment protocol, next

    appointment, etc). The doctor should addressed it to UPS Human Resources Service Center

    (UPS-HRSC). FMLA and STD are two separate things but can (and usually do) run consecutively.

    It is possible to make the STD (Teamcare) claim within a year of the original loss time period. The

    letter to UPS-HRSC/approved company FMLA has to given and approved (it easily will be)

    immediately or as soon as possible. The instruction sheet (2nd page) of the Initial Report of

    Disability form on Teamcare explains it all in detail. Here is a link:

    https://myteamcare.org/media/124697/STD_Init_Rpt_Dis.pdf

    Hope you fell better soon.
     
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  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I can get FMLA for my STD?
     
  16. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    I'd try herpacet first.
     
  17. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I tried using a dremel but the speed bumps keep coming back.
     
  18. 8000Shelf

    8000Shelf Active Member

    Lol. I knew someone was going to say that.
     
  19. Elvis

    Elvis New Member

    Should be fine, but get another doctor. Also, do get with your rep to fight all disciplinary measures by UPS.
    Once you get intermittent FMLA you'll have to renew it at the beginning of every calendar year.
     
  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Yo King, you work in the Memphis hub?

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