Lorel - posted on 11/16/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
I was put on bedrest at 16.5 weeks due to TTTS with my twins. We lost one and the other one is stable but I will need to continue being on bedrest until I deliver. I had surgery at 16.5 weeks for the condition and put in my notice for immediate FMLA. I think FMLA is universal, and I've gotten as much out of my not so hospitable HR person at work that I have some extra questions for anyone who has been through this before.
I'll be on bedrest for at least 16 weeks total (baby pending). FMLA is 12 weeks that they are "required" to maintain your position, and after that they can "elect" (I believe) if need be to terminate your position. Now, since I have been put on bedrest at such an early week are there any loop holes or extenuating circumstances that FMLA takes into consideration for extending the time line of this leave?