My mother had surgery (had kidney removed) and i took off work to be there, she is currently on disability and i am the only person to care for her. she will have many follow up visits to the doctor and i am her only means of transportation. do i qualify for fmla through my employer to care for my mother? my employer is telling me that i do not qualify. please advise
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We can't tell you since you did not provide any facts (other than you are employed). Your employer likely told you why they think you don't qualify, but you did not tell us that. Re-post with details such as the size of the company (number of employees), or just get quicker results by googling FMLA requirements.
If your employer has at least 50 employees within a 75-mile radius of your worksite, and you have worked for your employer for at least 12 months and worked at least 1250 hours during that time, you should be eligible to take FMLA leave (up to 12 weeks in a rolling 12-month period) to care for your mother if she has a "serious health condition."
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