What is the name of your state? NC
My husband's employer just called him to say he'll be receiving a letter in the mail indicating that he's been terminated. He started having health problems in late February/early March 2005. After going to several doctors and having several tests a specialist took him out of work around early April until his condition could be controlled. At that time he filed for STD and was approved. In early July, after his doctor finally found a combination of medications to make his condition bearable, he was given clearence to return to work and immediately did so. On October 31st he suffered a BAD relapse, was rushed the ER - by his doctor - and taken out of work again until further tests could be done and his condition under control again. He immediately applied for STD and was denied on Christmas Eve (it took them about two months to make a decision last time too). Now today he's told that he's been terminated. Can his employer do that while he's taken out of work at the request of his doctor? He was just told that he could appeal the decision relating to his STD a week ago. Plus they approved the STD claim last time for the same health condition. He had no performance or attendance problems prior to going on leave. He actually voluntarily worked OT beyond that that was required on several occassions. Thanks.