My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: North Carolina
I realize I should give 30 days notice to employer when I can of my need to take leave (for medical Necessity)
My problem. I work for a car dealership Chrysler and job security does not feel good at this time.
I am afraid that if I tell them I need to go out for the extensive surgery I require to my back that I may be terminated before the actual surgery and at that time I would not be able to afford the insurance costs without there money input to my insurance.
Other important info. I had surgery and was on FMLA within the last year and was out for the full 12 weeks with same employer. I am not sure if I can even use FMLA since I believe you only get 12 weeks in 12 months. Or maybe I have earned another 2 or 3 weeks since my return to work. I can't figure how that works.
I realize this is a compound question but any help is appreciated.
Should I tell them soon before anyone gets layed off?
This is a serious back condition that requires six vertebra being fused and can not be put off. Surgery is scheduled for July 20th 2009