Does anyone else think that there should be FMLA for in-laws or other family members?
I am new to this board, but am so grateful I stumbled upon it. My father has been living with us for the past 11 years. I am an only child. My father broke his hip in April and was released from rehab on June 14. His dementia has worsened since his surgery which is not uncommon as the anesthesia can really do a number on the brain.
My husband requested FMLA from his workplace. He has been employed there for 27 years. HR acted as if he was trying to put something over on them. There is no pay for FMLA just guarantees that your current position will not be filled. My biggest concern is that something may happen to me and then what? Frustrated and worried by the entire situation. I think the law should be changed because more times than not our spouses assist with care giving.
Anybody else here in the same boat. I don't know if we could start a petition or take some other action, but I personally feel it is unfair for the law to currently exclude inlaws. Any responses would be appreciated. Thanks, Kim