How do I get short-term disability without losing my job?
July 25, 2008 5:34 PM Subscribe
I need extended rehab for alcohol. How do I approach HR without losing my job?
I have been in about 6 rehabs and my sobriety would last for a short time the longest stretch without any alcohol has been about 3 months. My doctor and I both think that more than detox and intensive out-patient is needed. We do agree that detox is needed, but what I really need is a 28 day or more program.
Now, I have been at my job for about 7 months. I really, really love my job. It is probably the best place for me to be. But my addiction is affecting my work. I am well liked and generally do a good job but as I have said, my work is being affected.
We have the luxury of unlimited sick days but after 5 days you need a note from my doctor that puts me on disability and my employer offers Short-Term Disability for up to 90 days.
So I don't know if I need to be out for 5 days and then have my doc write me a note, or does my doc write me a note?
I have already started the ball rolling on getting into detox by talking to my insurance company, and am trying to find a longer care facility.
Please help. I am really serious about getting better and I think I have the perfect opportunity to get the help I need.