I am an educator in Utah. I have accrued over 950 hours of sick leave which comes out to 119 days. I have been told that my disability benefits kick in after 180 days. I also have 9 non-contract days that have not been used so far this school year.
HR told me that I will forfeit my non contract days and will receive a paycheck under FMLA for sick days used from 2/23-5/18. By my reckoning, I should be able to use at least the 119 days and other holidays until mid-August, even if I forfeit the non-contract days.
Can they also force me to forfeit my benefit of paid sick leave for those 3 months?