FMLA and USAA

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Naive & New in Colorado Springs, Colorado

113 months ago

Has anyone filed FMLA and suffered backlash because of it?

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Watching the Dog N Pony Show in San Antonio, Texas

113 months ago

why yes - read comments under the culture forum - past few days. i am looking for any former or current mgr to confirm this is a common practice before layoffs or just to speed up 'attrition'

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lee Marvin in Virginia Beach, Virginia

112 months ago

Watching the Dog N Pony Show in San Antonio, Texas said: why yes - read comments under the culture forum - past few days. i am looking for any former or current mgr to confirm this is a common practice before layoffs or just to speed up 'attrition'

I have seen people go on FMLA and their lives made miserable by USAA and they are forced out either because they nit pick making life so unbearable they quit or don't promote you making it a dead end job.

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13 years down the drain in Suffolk, Virginia

97 months ago

lee Marvin in Virginia Beach, Virginia said: I have seen people go on FMLA and their lives made miserable by USAA and they are forced out either because they nit pick making life so unbearable they quit or don't promote you making it a dead end job.

I have to admit, I used FMLA almost as frequently as I was legally able to. During my 13 years at USAA, I had a miscarriage, a birth, an appendectomy, a bout with cancer, a bout with depression and anxiety, lost at least 5 family members (4 within 18 months, hence the depression,) triple hernia repair, ankle surgery and pacemaker replacement. All of which required at least some FMLA.

I overheard one manager tell another that someone (not me) was a great employee, but was just too sick to work for USAA. When I found out about my cancer diagnosis, I was at work. I was in a leadership position, though not a manager, and I felt it was important to let the team I worked with know that I was not my usual, perky-self (had to have been the meds!) because of the diagnosis. I was later told it was a HIPPA violation and that I shouldn't have to have told them anything because I wasn't ALLOWED to show emotions at work!

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13 years down the drain in Suffolk, Virginia

97 months ago

oh, I forgot to mention I was FIRED after the last round of FMLA 'cause I didn't know when I was going to be released to return to work. I'm sure there are some who would say I abused the system, but every time I used it, I had legitimate diagnoses and was under doctor or counselor supervision.

The last time, though, I was denied disability and as soon as it was denied, I was axed. I've recently reviewed some of the documents from Liberty mutual who handles the FMLA program and disability benefits and I came across a consultation form that they (Liberty Mutual) had a 3rd party doctor complete. The doctor stated that I had "significant medical issues" and that they, coupled with my depressive and anxiety issues would cause "significant barriers in functioning." Which is what my doc had said. But somehow, they were able to deny my disability coverage, short-term which meant no long-term either which meant no continued benefits, like LIFE insurance. God knows USAA doesn't want to insure me with all of my health issues and I can't get coverage that I can afford from anyone else.

Do I sound bitter?

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AZemployee in Glendale, Arizona

97 months ago

I was put on corrective action once I filed. After 5 years there, I was told I no longer knew how to do my job. Went out 1 week for surgery, came back and was put on final written notice. Was told after Christmas that I had just days left so I took all but one day I had left of FMLA, making sure I wouldn't run out. Upon my return, I was told to go into a campsite and was forced to write my letter of resignation.

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13 years down the drain in Suffolk, Virginia

97 months ago

AZemployee in Glendale, Arizona said: I was put on corrective action once I filed. After 5 years there, I was told I no longer knew how to do my job. Went out 1 week for surgery, came back and was put on final written notice. Was told after Christmas that I had just days left so I took all but one day I had left of FMLA, making sure I wouldn't run out. Upon my return, I was told to go into a campsite and was forced to write my letter of resignation.

Wow! I thought they were bad in Norfolk! Does anyone get the feeling that USAA's disability premium may increase a bit with each FMLA case that is filed and instead of negotiating a new contract, they get rid of the "offending" employees? Maybe they get to say, "It won't happen again" because the employee is no longer there?

By the way, what is a "campsite" as it relates to USAA?

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Terminated employee after FMLA attempt in Colorado Springs, Colorado

10 months ago

I can't believe I came across this forum by accident after searching for what the company handling another companie's fmla is called as I thought it was Liberty Mutual who was at fault. I suffered severe medical conditions after two months unpaid leave, my provider encouraged me to file fmla and short-term disability since I had no diagnosis. After going through a living hell, Liberty Mutual denied both initial claim and my appeal even though I had been hospitalized twice in one month and my provider wrote them stating how critical my need. My manager at the time while this was going on assured me she was "taking care of things" when I talked to her from my hospital bed, however, after the denial I was told return to work or get fired. I was forced to return, though in no shape to do so, and because of my medical conditions requiring me to miss work (my reason for fmla need in the first place) the same manager who promised me I would never be fired for medical sent me an Instant Message to come to her desk after I had been out the day before in the ER. She walked me down to HR, cracking jokes all the while, and I was fired effective immediately! When I tried to voice out she had literally just assured me I wouldn't be terminated for any medical reason she and the HR woman ignored me completely. What is going on with USAA, Liberty, and their fmla and disability process?!

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Terminated employee after FMLA attempt in Colorado Springs, Colorado

10 months ago

AZemployee in Glendale, Arizona said: I was put on corrective action once I filed. After 5 years there, I was told I no longer knew how to do my job. Went out 1 week for surgery, came back and was put on final written notice. Was told after Christmas that I had just days left so I took all but one day I had left of FMLA, making sure I wouldn't run out. Upon my return, I was told to go into a campsite and was forced to write my letter of resignation.

What was their reason for the corrective action and final written notice?

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Phoenix Rising in Castle Rock, Colorado

5 months ago

Watching the Dog N Pony Show in San Antonio, Texas said: why yes - read comments under the culture forum - past few days. i am looking for any former or current mgr to confirm this is a common practice before layoffs or just to speed up 'attrition'

Former manager & I would be happy to confirm.

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Phoenix Rising in Castle Rock, Colorado

5 months ago

I was a Manager for USAA until one day, I simply walked out because I couldn't take the harassment anymore. I was in a staff meeting one day with 11 peers when our Director announced that anyone on FMLA was faking it so we should put them under the microscope. I told HR and left it at that. Suddenly I was under the microscope myself and being harassed from my Director and finally our new VP until the day I walked out. I don't regret it.

Feel free to contact me.

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