You were off more than 12 weeks so FMLA does not apply and they can fire you or alter your job title, position, pay, and anything else they want.
You have no FMLA protections once you are off more than 12 weeks in any one year. You surpassed that limitation so there are no protections for your job.
Somebody is lying here. There is nothing illegal about asking anything they want to ask as often and as many times as they want. What would be illegal would be for the doctors office to provide protected information without your consent. Your employer was in no way in jeopardy of committing any illegal acts. The doctors office is the only party that had anything to worry about in this deal.
HR person had called several times inquiring about my health and medical issues so much that the dr. office told her that she is in violation of HIPPA and they told me if she didnt stop she could end up in a big law suit.
that in no way is illegal discrimination. You may not like what they did but it was not illegal nor discriminatory.
I have months of proof on various mgmt that discriminated me by going over my head, going behind me and going around me as far as my job functions.
then it looks like it is time for a new job, They are entitled to have you do any work they want anytime they want. They can make you be janitor tomorrow if they wish and sweep the roof of the building the next day if they want. The company gets to decide how they operate their business.
ive been at this building 11 years now and the job they have me doing now is so be-littling of me I cant hardly take it.
from the department of labor:
Upon return from FMLA leave, an employee must be restored to the employee's original job, or to an equivalent job with equivalent pay, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.
In addition, an employee's use of FMLA leave cannot result in the loss of any employment benefit that the employee earned or was entitled to before using FMLA leave, nor be counted against the employee under a "no fault" attendance policy.
I think you may be putting more into "an equivilant job" than is required by the FMLA.
all of this is a moot point since you have been out of work in excess of the maximum protected period of 12 weeks. Unless there is some state law in opposition of it, they did not even have to offer you any job what-so-ever. They could have simply said goodbye and here is your last paycheck.