1503 Eckert v. Region 9

Case No: 1503


When Ford sent the Five-Day Quit Notice, Eckert no longer had the protection of FMLA leave, because he had already exceeded the 15 days allowed to an employee by the FMLA to provide medical certification to the employer. The National Agreement provides greater protection than the FMLA against a loss of seniority by an employee on medical leave. The Five-Day Quit Notice gave Eckert another opportunity to provide medical certification to justify his leave, but he did not respond to the notice within the time specified in the collective bargaining agreement.