My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: California.
My short term disability for having a c section ended on April 7th. I called in prior to request an FMLA for bonding time. Within a few days I received paper in the mail stating it was approved. I've been off work since then for bonding time. A couple days ago I received a call from Metlife (company that handles leaves for my employer). I returned the call and found out that they have now denied my leave due to not working the 1250 hours to qualify for FMLA. I have not as of yet nor did I prior receive notice in writing that it was denied. I am confused as to why I would then received an approval letter and why it would take that long for them to deny it. Also, what can my company do in regards to my employment because of this?!? Would this be considered job abandonment on my behalf?!? Even though I was under the impression my leave was fine and dandy. I looked for the approval letter but unfortunately it must have been shredded. :[ If it is considered job abandonment does that mean that would be in effect as of April 8th or now?