What is the name of your state? Florida
A co-worker qualified for and went on family leave due to a sciatic nerve condition which caused severe back and leg pain. As she approached her 12th week of FMLA she informed our manager that she wanted to return to work but her doctor would only give her a limited release for "light duty" work. The manager informed her that company policy allowed for "light duty" only in cases involving on the job injury. Does her medical condition qualify as a disability and if so would the Americans with Disabilities Act take priority over company policy? As a result of not being allowed to return to work in a "light duty" capacity, the two weeks following her FMLA was designated as accountable absences and she has been given notice that any further absences within the next 18 months will result in termination.