Questions while on leave in Leaves of Absence / What to do before you return to work
Already on a leave? Find out what to do before you return to work.
Check your mail for a welcome letter from Sedgwick, which includes instructions for managing your claim and returning to work, as well as additional information you may need.
Keep your Crewleader in the loop about your plans to return to work or extend your leave. When you’re ready to come back to work, be sure to contact Sedgwick so that employment and payroll status is correctly adjusted.
What to do before you return to work.
- For continuous Voluntary Short Term Disability (VSTD) and Family Medical Leave (FML) for your own condition, contact Sedgwick and your Crewleader before returning to work. You’ll need to follow your department’s guidelines and complete any required forms. For example, you may return to work when your doctor certifies that you are no longer disabled by completing the Return-to-Work Authorization form. You will not be allowed to return to work and will not be reinstated to active payroll status until this medical release is provided to your Crewleader and Sedgwick.
- For other FML-related leaves, (such as caring for a family member or Intermittent FML), notify your Crewleader and Sedgwick when you plan to return to work.
- For all Crewmembers returning from Personal, Parental or Military leave; contact your Crewleader and Sedgwick with details on your return to work.
Quick bit on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
If your leave involves a medical disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you may be entitled to extra time off or accommodations after exhausting all other leaves, including Personal Leave. Contact ADAPeopleCompliance@jetblue.com to request information before your leave ends. JetBlue will engage every Crewmember requesting an accommodation through a collaborative ‘interactive process’ during which we will seek to arrive at a reasonable accommodation for the Crewmember and not an undue hardship for JetBlue.