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Rehab and FMLA
I have a friend/coworker who is going to be starting rehab due to an alcohol addiction. Our work is giving him a bit of a hard time about it.  Is this sort of issue covered under FMLA? Does my friend have the right to take a leave of absence go to rehab without fear of repurcussion?  We work for a pretty big company, and I know FMLA stuff has applied to people in other situations.
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199177_tn?1332183097
I dont know if things are different state to state but I know people that have gone to rehab under the fmla . If you give me the state I will try to look up some info . I am so glad you friend is going to rehab to get of alcohol.It can be dangerous to do it on your own .It too bad they are giving your friend a hard time
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Check out this site It has great info and regulations  http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/benefits-leave/fmla.htm
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I believe rehab is covered under FMLA. At least I know it is in Tennessee. I used it when I went and I was totally upfront with my bosses about why I had to take my FMLA and they were 100% supportive. Also, I work for a medical center (lab) and my bosses also told me that because I had come to them with my problem and I hadn't had a work related accident or anything that my rehab was totally confidential despite the fact that my DR works at the center as well. Of course my DR is well aware of my history but they were just letting me know that I would not lose my job for admitting I had a problem and getting help for it. FMLA did cover me so maybe it'll cover your friend as well.
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natasha,thank you for sharing I think if more people are aware they wont lose the job there is a better chance they would be willing to go .
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I once used FMLA to go to rehab. Starbucks, Good company to work form. my boss new I had a problem and I knew I had a problem secretly but eventually they flat out said one day to go home, you look  like your on something.  I admited needed rehab and applied and it worked. At least in OR.
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