FMLA Leave from One Job and Not Another?
An employee has requested a 3-month unpaid leave of absence because she has exhausted herself by trying to rehab a bum knee and continuing to work. Her knee is getting better but she is spread pretty thin and needs time off.
Her manager supports the request and plans to hold the job open until she can return.
I wondered whether this might be FMLA-eligible, and was planning to explore with her and say that in order to request FMLA leave she would need to have her physician fill out the Medical Certification form. When we talked she mentioned that she has a part-time job that she was not planning to take a leave from, her interest was in reducing her total hours, not eliminating them completely.
I don't know what to do with that information. Do the FMLA guidelines offer any guidance? What would you do?