Employees that can no longer physically do their job... Balto MD
We have a problematic employee in our Mfg facility that constantly calls out sick, and has now claimed occasional FMLA leave to treat a personal illness. Aside from approved FMLA time off, she has been counseled on attendance issues. Whenever she is placed on a Mfg line that she does not like to work on, she suddenly becomes 'sick' - or calls out the next day. She was placed on a production line requiring her to stand near the line, and now she is having all sorts of 'feet' issues. We have made all possible accomodations. She looks for any excuse to call out. It's hard to enforce attendance policies to all other employees, when this particular person has many BS call-outs, and still honor her FMLA leave. She has so many convoluted issues, I'm afraid if we FIRE her for missing unapproved time, she'll mix FMLA issues into the pot. We've reviewed the requirements of the positions with her, so she knows what's expected. She weighs 350 lbs. Could THAT be why her feet swell?? It's so difficult not to be sarcastic when it comes to this individual that threatens to call her attorney every other day. Any action we take must ABSOLUTELY be within the letter of the law, and not able to be misinterpreted by her - or her attorney! Anyone else experiencing this???