The situation I referred to was from the Old Dominion forum with the thread title of Matrix Disability. According to the posts the fired employee was out of work for 8 weeks. Another poster wrote that the FMLA protects workers jobs for up to 12 weeks. Another posted that one must be on the job for a year before they are eligible for the FMLA. I don't know anything more that what I read. But IMO this employee was treated unfairly. You can have the last word and I'll try to stay on topic.