If you qualify for FMLA, your employer cannot deny you.
Can An Employee Choose Not To Use Fmla?
According to the Department of Labor, employees are not allowed to refuse FMLA leave. The employee usually refuses FMLA leave initially, uses up all of his/her paid leave first, and then uses unpaid FMLA leave for 12 weeks.
How Do I Refuse Fmla?
FMLA requirements specify that employees who do not have a “serious medical condition” as defined by the FMLA may not be eligible for FMLA benefits. A physical or mental ailment may not be enough to qualify an employee for disability benefits if they suffer some form of incapacitation.
Can My Employer Make Me Use Fmla?
Yes, there is a answer to that question. FMLA allows employers to designate any time that qualifies as FMLA time. It is possible for an employee to refuse to provide the required FMLA medical certification, choosing to hold FMLA leave for later use while exhausting the employer’s paid or unpaid leave.
What If An Employee Refuses Fmla?
You can sue your employer if they deny you FMLA or discriminate against you for taking it. In most cases, however, suing your employer is not worth it unless you are terminated.
Can You Force An Employee To Use Fmla?
FMLA only requires unpaid leave, but employees can elect to use accrued paid vacation, sick, or family leave for some or all of the FMLA leave period if they choose to do so.