I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. My last day of work was April 10. I had a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and a total hysterectomy last week. I was called today, out of the blue and told I had used my FMLA and the extended time "I should be grateful for", upon review management had determined to terminate my employment. I am so shocked! I was verbally assured by many that my job was not in jeopardy. I am on medical leave under Doctors orders until January 2. I still have to wait 6 weeks, then have my reconstruction with a 6-8 week recovery. Can they just pull the rug out from under me like this? Do I have no option but to pay the high price Cobra fees?
Thanks in advance for your help!