FMLA, alcoholism and jail time
We have an employee who has just requested FML for getting treatment for alcoholism. He has also stated that he will be required to do some jail time in addition to getting treatment. My understanding is that the time missed for treatment is covered under FMLA, but jail time is not. This employee has used up all his vacation and sick time. Since jail time is not covered under FMLA, can he be terminated for excessive absences?