Does anyone have FMLA for food allergies?

Posted on: Fri, 01/04/2008 - 9:06am
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Wondering if I should talk to the allergist about FMLA papers the next time we go.

Posted on: Sat, 01/05/2008 - 7:15am
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No...but I have an accommodation plan for my PA which includes a peanut free work floor.

Posted on: Sat, 01/19/2008 - 2:15pm
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I did have FMLA for my daughter's peanut allergy at one time. It was when she was first diagnosed and we were seeing her allergist more often. I dont have FMLA at present because we only see her allergist about every 6months unless there is a problem. We are required to use our vacation days for FMLA so instead of going to the trouble with the paperwork.. I just schedule vacation for these days. If I ever find myself in a situation where I dont have vacation days left and my daughter is going to the allergist more often I would definatley do it again.
Our HR department did question me about it and even said why do you need a whole day of for doctors visits to get an allergy shot? I explained to her that an allergy shot couldnt fix my daughters food allergy and that her allergy was life threatening.. After that I didnt have any problems with getting FMLA.

Posted on: Sun, 01/20/2008 - 12:24pm
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You should apply for an intermittment FLMA. This can be used as necessary for school meetings about PA, PA allergic reactions etc. etc. This helps protect your job if you need to leave work. And you should not be required to use your vacation time for any of this either.

Posted on: Tue, 01/22/2008 - 1:00am
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YES. I keep a FMLA form for my daughter's asthma and food allergies on file at work. I work in healthcare, so we are only allowed 3 sick calls per 6 month period. I sometimes exceed that on her allergy alone. Not to mention, I have 2 other children. The FMLA form keeps me from being penalized for calling in to much.

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