I’m a teacher and have taken days off due to migraines. I have also come to school more often than not when I have had migraines. I have an fmla in place faxed to the HR department at central office because of my migraines. They are severe enough that intake topomax twice daily, have an abortive(naratriptan) and in addition am now on Ajovy AND still manage to get a few migraines a month.
My question is even though I have an fmla in place I have gone one day and a half over my allotted 10 days of sick leave. My last paycheck (May) I was deducted (docked) pay. I emailed the hr lady to inquire about it. Her response was that fmla just secured my job and employer portion of my insurance and that according to the law I must still use any remaining day/docks for the duration of my time off. I was under the impression that fmla would prevent me from being docked pay? Am I incorrect or are teachers just treated differently? I’m confused and angry. At this point I will just come to school with a migraine and let my students do absolutely NOTHING in class than take my days.