How to get on medical leave?

Amazon DjNl71
Jan 10 7 Comments

I’ve been very sick recently and have a note from my doctors to take three weeks off. How do I go about doing this? I saw a few posts about LOA and FMLA but don’t know which one applies to me. I’ve been working here for <1 year, in case that matters. I would really appreciate if someone could explain


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TOP 7 Comments
  • Amazon Biggles
    FML and LOA are both for people who have been here a year, generally. So, you would be an exception, if my memory serves.

    This is not terrible, exceptions can happen.

    If this is a mental heath issue, I would be wary of disclosing it, and would strongly recommend chatting with an employment lawyer to make sure you understand your options. Same for anything that might put you into a “disabled” category, like carpal tunnel.

    Otherwise, if it’s basically straightforward, will correct itself with time, and doesn’t have a stigma attached, I would just chat with manager and HR, and they will work out something.
    Jan 10 1
    • Amazon Biggles
      Remember — it’s hard to hire people. If you are valued Amazon will jump through a few modest hoops to keep you.
      Jan 10
  • Bank of America blacKnight
    Do the needful 😜😎
    Jan 10 0
  • Microsoft Kggkf
    Is there FMLA at Amazon? Paid or unpaid?
    Jan 10 0
  • Amazon esftte
    Just Call LOA and tell them you have doctors note. They would tell you your options
    Jan 10 0
  • Bose bosebose
    Also fmla is for family not you
    Jan 10 0
  • Bose bosebose
    Fmla is after 1 year atleast in Massachusetts
    Jan 10 0

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