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Did Anna never apply for family medical leave? My mom got sick and the time off came out of a different category than 'illness' or 'vacation.'
In my mind, I'm going with the idea that she didn't take it in favor of using her accrued vacation and sick time so that she'd still be paid. FMLA doesn't guarantee an income unless the company wants to, which I'm sure Sandover would not. Dean probably advised her of this and she made the decision to chance it with paid leave.