Asking for a family member ~ Reader's Digest version is she moved for her current job and hates it, but began having medical problems so has been out almost longer than she's been employed. She's on non-FMLA medical leave right now, and is being paid short term disability and has health insurance through her job. She does not want to go back to her current employer and has been looking for jobs, and has what she considers to be a good job offer. The question is, can she quit her job while she's on medical leave and not have financial repercussions? Back in the day, medical leave was an agreeement - you went on leave and kept your benefits, and in turn you agreed to come back. I can remember women having children (including myself) being cagey about coming back to work because otherwise, if you announced your intention to become a SAHM after the birth, they would terminate you as of your last day worked - no leave paid or insurance benefits. She is afraid that her employer will want her to reimburse them for, at a minimum, the employer portion of her health insurance premium or worst case scenario, for the insurance claims that have been paid during her leave as well as her short term disability and insurance premiums. She consulted an attorney, who said no they wouldn't do that, but just today one of her doctors told her that yes the employer could do it. It's pretty obvious to ME that the safest and easiest thing is to just go back to the job for a day and put in her notice, but she's not wanting to miss out on what she considers to be a great opportunity in this new job offer. So does anyone have stories/experiences that would be helpful?