I need advice from anyone who knows anything that might help about South Carolina Labor laws. I may need to have surgery. I have reason to believe that they will fire me if I have to be off work. I have worked with this horrible company for 6 months. The doctor had considered putting me in the hospital for treatment, when I talked to the HR manager, he said, " you haven't worked her long enough to qualify for FMLA." I am an exempt salaried employee. My health insurance and disability insurance are paid through my employer. Can they fire me while I am out on medical or if I tell them I have to schedule surgery, and does my health insurance and disability insurance just stop if they do fire me? Do I have any rights here? My understanding of FMLA is simply that they have to hold your job for you. So, his comment about FMLA, made it clear that they do not have to hold my job. I have already seen them fire one person that was sick. He had surgery, came back to work and was doing well, then I heard he was having some complications and the next thing I knew he was fired. He had prostrate cancer, now he has no job, no health insurance, and no disability? Does anyone have any advice? There is no doubt in my mind that they are capable of firing me because and while I am ill. I have an 80/20 % ppo through the company and am already up to my ears in medical bills, if I do have to have surgery, it will even be worse, but if my disability and medical insurance go away, I will truely be lost. Help please.