FMLA/Time off Question
By mommymakeover28 on 06 Sep 2012
I am having a Mommy Makeover on October 12th (yea!!) and had requested 2 weeks off. I have 6 weeks of sick time so I didn't think it would be an issue but my boss came back and told me that I had to open up an FMLA case since it was more than 3 days off. I know 'technically' FMLA can't be used for plastic surgery, but all three doctors have assured me that they have filled these out for their patients. Has anyone ever had to do this? Did you get denied or questioned about it? My employer doesn't know the nature of the surgery (I just said I was having surgery and I work from home so no one would know anyway). I'm worried about being denied and then I don't have enough vacation time to cover it all. Thanks for any and all advice!