FMLA & Unemployment
After being approved and receiving unemployment for 11 days, based on my doc wanting more tests and consults for a medical condition and stating that I could work, just not driving the truck, I was told by my dispatacher to apply for unemployment. The company had no light duty work available and the doc did not want me behind the wheel. Unemployment was approved, I collected for 11 days and am now back to work. The corporate office of my freight company is trying to FORCE me to sign forms to take 11 days from Family Medical Leave Act, in spite of the fact that I received unemployment for those 11 days off. Can they force me to sign FMLA forms, reducing my 12 weeks that would be available later in this calendar year if and when I need it, even though I got paid by and was approved for unemployment and am now back to my regular job?