I worked for BoA almost 8 yrs ago. I was involved in a fairly severe car accident during my lunch break that resulted in a trip to hospital. I was put on prescription meds & advised by a doctor not to drive or work. At the same time this happened my current Branch Manager was promoted to a new position in California. Our branch didn't have a manager for a couple weeks. When we did finally get a manager I went in to speak with her about taking a leave of absence. She cut me off & said that there were no options left for me as she was letting me go. I was only 20 yrs old when this happened & naive with my rights under FMLA. She told me she was doing me a favor because I would be able to get unemployment & when I had recouped I could reapply. I filed with unemployment and was approved. The rep even told me that I had a case to fight BoA because they fired me illegally. As I said before I was 20 and the idea or a lawsuit was overwhelming. I ended up getting a great opportunity with JPMorgan & never looked back.
Now it's 8 years later & I found a job with a broker at Merrill Lynch. I was given an offer & went through the entire process (fingerprinting etc) The day after I completed it all I got a call from the recruiter saying that they were having to rescind my offer due to a discrepancy with my employment history. I did understand what that could be as I was 100% honest. He told me I could appeal this decision and I would get a letter within a week telling me the reason I was rejected. He also said I could call advice and counsel to see if they might have more information. I contacted advice and counsel and they told me that I had a status of not eligible for rehire. I was very surprised to hear this as I had a medical reason to have missed work. They did let me know I could file a request for an investigation to have my rehire status changed. I am now waiting on an answer. Has anyone done this before and what were the results? Any info would be very helpful!