Trying to help a co worker retain employment

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by toonertoo, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    This is a pt sup, so please leave now, if you do not wish to give your knowledge to help.

    He came in yesterday and said UPS is terminating him if he isnt back by Dec.

    I thought sick people had some kind of protection. He was diagnosed with cancer, has had many surgeries and his doctors said, June he could come back.

    He only got short term disability, so he is living on a wing and a prayer, already lost his home,ssi, denied his first claim waiting on his appeal.

    I thought fmla protected you a year, he said 12 weeks.

    what are his options after 17 yrs of employment, is he just sol?
     
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  2. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    FMLA
     
  3. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    What meant was did he call anyone about his rights.
     
  4. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Wish I had better news but the reality is they eat there own
    I've seen it with my own eyes pisses me of to know end
     
  5. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    FMLA is only good for 12 weeks per year.
     
  6. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    My question is did/does he apply for Disability?
     
  7. dookie stain

    dookie stain Well-Known Member

    As messed up as it is man I think he's just SOL...they don't give a damn
     
  8. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    He has applied for ssi disability. Pt only has short term, 6 months. Fmla is,all done.
     
  9. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Is he so sickly that he cannot return to work in December and work until the January then take another 12 weeks FMLA ?
     
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    My daughter is currently on FMLA as childbirth is technically considered to be a disability.
     
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  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He would be unable to accrue the minimum number of hours required to be approved for the second round of FMLA.
     
  12. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sad truth is even if he found a way to get covered while sick after he returns they will just find another excuse to fire him.
     
  13. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    He needs to talk to a labor atty. There's no way anyone else on here has all the updated information that's available through the various venues.
     
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  14. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    He would if ups would give allow it. He cannot lift, sometimes still needs cane. Very little stairs. So ups said he,needs to be 100%.
     
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  15. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I know, but i found out late friday night, so i just needed something to bounce to him on Monday morning. This is a good place to get that
     
  16. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    PT management doesn't have long-term disability ?

    Wow.


    There is an exclusion to that.

    If you are within x number of weeks of delivery, you would use short term disability.

    Inside of that, you use FMLA.



    And unless he had documented hours exceeding 1250....

    Part-timers only get 6 weeks.



    His only hope, might be if UPS was willing to make an ADA accommodated job for him.

    He needs to check that aspect. He might qualify.



    -Bug-
     
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  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Not in every state.
     
  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    BUG, she has told me that she is eligible to receive STD for the first 6 weeks of her 12 week FMLA. Post partum is divided in to 2 halves-----the first 6 weeks is medical while the second is bonding. They will pay you to recover from the birth but not to get to know the baby. The medical portion can be taken intermittently while the bonding must be taken continuously.

    The rules differ if both husband and wife work for the same company and both wish to take FMLA at the same time.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Correct----in West Virginia it is considered a rite of passage.
     
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  20. Brown Down

    Brown Down Member

    Your really going down that avenue ? Pathetic